Newcastle have bid ‘accepted’ for new right-back – Another deal agreed out of the blue?

According to Soccer Link, Bordeaux have accepted bids from both Newcastle and Watford for right-back Youssouf Sabaly.

It’s claimed the 26-year-old has only recently returned from holiday after being involved in Senegal’s run to the AFCON final this summer, but state he will now make a decision on which club to join.

Details of the alleged bids made are not revealed, however Soccer Link believe the player is valued at around £9m (€10m).

While these claims are yet to be validated by more reliable local reporters, this could be another deal the club have lined up out of the blue – much like the signing of Jetro Willems last Friday.

Sabaly is a Senegal international who is predominantly a right-back but is also able to play down the left-hand side.

He’s always played in Ligue 1, having played for the likes of PSG, Nantes, Evian and Bordeaux, however he came close to a Premier League move earlier this year after Fulham had a £12m bid accepted for the full-back in January.

Considering a right-back seems to be our top priority over the final 48 hours of the transfer window, a move for Sabaly could make sense.

He’s at a good age, he’s unlikely to cost a great deal and he looks a real talent, with him catching the eye for Senegal during last summer’s World Cup and being the sort of attack-minded wing-back who could fit in well.

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3 thoughts on “Newcastle have bid ‘accepted’ for new right-back – Another deal agreed out of the blue?

  1. Apparently we have Sissako, Sabaly and Maia all giving us their answer today on whether they want to join us and we’ve also got Krafth agreed. If they all say yes are they ALL coming?
    I’d suggest we’re more likely to get none of them (or one at the most).

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  2. Apparently we have Sissako, Sabaly and Maia all giving us their answer today on whether they want to join us and we’ve also got Krafth agreed. If they all say yes are they ALL coming?
    I’d suggest we’re more likely to get none of them (or one at the most).
    We can only have 25 in the first team pool…most of what we’re looking at are under 23s which sounds like the fat one expanding his sell on stock. May be wrong.

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