NUFC set to make the ‘next Kurt Zouma’ their first summer signing?

Newcastle United are already eyeing their first summer signing, as French reports suggest the club have made an early move to sign St Etienne centre-back, Mickael Nade – dubbed the ‘next Kurt Zouma’. 

Nade, who only turned 18 on March 4th, is yet to play a first team game for the Ligue 1 side but has impressed in the youth ranks, captaining the U-19’s and appearing for the St Etienne second string. With the players contract coming to an end in the summer, it is believed that Newcastle are keen to sign the highly-rated Frenchman on a cut-price deal.

The signing of Nade would highlight the growing emphasis Benitez has placed on bringing exciting young talent at Newcastle, following the recent signings of Yasin El-Mhanni, Stuart Findlay, Tyrique Bartlett, Juanito & Victor Fernandez.

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Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.