NUFC planning to sign Yoann Barbet on a free once his contract expires this summer – Report

Newcastle are interested in versatile Brentford defender Yoann Barbet according to Calcio Mercato – who claim we’re readying a move to sign him on a free once his current deal expires this summer.

The former France U-18 international has played 35 times for Championship side Brentford this season, operating as a centre-back 19 times and playing 16 games in a left-back role.

Barbet, 25, joined Brentford from Ligue 2 side FC Chamois Niort in 2015 and has since bagged 7 goals and 4 assists in 117 for the Bees.

The report from Calcio Mercato also claims that Aston Villa are showing interest, which is no surprise given he looks set to be available for nothing this summer if he fails to agree to a new contract in the coming months.

Here’s him in action for Brentford, a clip that includes a few Florian Lejeune-esque passes:



(Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at NUFCblogsubmissions@gmail.com & we’ll get back to you!)

About Olly Hawkins

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green