Dubbed the next Samir Nasri, Sofiane has already attracted interest from a host of clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur but according to L’Equipe it is Newcastle who are leading the race to sign him.
Not surprisingly Lens want to get him on a new contract which might be the sensible thing to do but, with all the French players we have these days and of course Mehdi Abeid, who played for Lens last season it will make it a lot easier for El-Bekri to settle here.
Not I’m not going to pretend to know anything about the kid but I do know I the last few year Lens have produced some very good players in the shape of Adel Taraabt, Raphael Varane, who plays for Real Madrid, and of course our very own Mehdi Abeid who is impressing everyone at the club.
A lot of people in France have already heard good things about him too so with all of that combined it could just be we have the chance to sign a very special young player.
What also must be said is the club these days let the French media and journalists come into the club from time to time to watch the French players train and do interviews with them, these little things will be known in France and will reflect well on us.
Anyway, in another bit of news, again according to L’Equipe we are back in for Aly Cissokho of Lyon, it doesn’t say an awful lot other than we’re interested again but I’d presume being a further six-month down the line on his contract his price will be slightly lowered.
That sounds like Newcastle!