According to the Chronicle, Newcastle look set to rekindle their interest in PSG’s Stanley N’Soki in January – with the club now ‘stepping up’ up their attempts to bring in a new left-back following the recent injury to Paul Dummett.
Whilst the extent of Dummett’s injury is still not known, a left-back to compete with the Welsh international appeared to be a high priority even before his injury – and it looks like we’re going to go back in for a player we attempted to sign just a few months ago,
Our efforts to sign the highly-rated PSG left-back on a permanent deal were reported over the summer, however a loan deal seems like something we’ll explore this time around – with the 19-year-old signing a new deal with the French giants recently.
Here’s a snippet from the Chronicle’s latest piece on our hunt for a new left-back:
‘Newcastle United are stepping up their bid to bring in a new left-back following Paul Dummett’s injury over the international break.
‘Newcastle have checked out another summer target in the shape of Paris St-Germain’s Stanley N’Soki in recent times with the left-back starting just four Ligue 1 games this season for the French giants.
‘United could use one of their European loan options to lure N’Soki to Tyneside.’
As highlighted above, we do have one European loan deal left to use (with no domestic loans available after Rondon and Kenedy signed temporary deals over the summer), so this could make a lot of sense.
N’Soki is someone PSG appear to rate highly, with him playing a handful of games in Ligue 1 this season despite him still being a teenager, however a loan move in January could suit all parties.
This looks like one to watch.