According to The Athletic’s Chris Waugh, Newcastle United have actually continued to keep track of the development of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare carefully after he declined a move to St James’ Park last January.
The Magpies had a ₤ 35 million quote accepted for the 21-year-old during the last winter season transfer window, however he wasn’t keen on amove
While Newcastle have actually continued to keep tabs on him, head coach Steve Bruce is stated not to be as convinced by Soumare as his scouting department, and it remains to be seen if a move next month might take place.
The SJP outfit wish to reinforce their midfield department and have actually determined both foreign and domestic targets ahead of the winter season transfer window.
With French top-flight clubs having a hard time financially after Mediapro, a TELEVISION rights holder, kept 2 succeeding payments, Lille might accept a knock-down price for Soumare next month, which ought to hand Newcastle and other suitors a huge increase.
Liverpool, Real Madrid and Wolverhampton Wanderers were linked with the young Frenchman in the summer of 2019, however he stayed with Lille.
According to move skilled Fabrizio Romano, the Ligue 1 outfit also declined a ₤ 32 million quote from Newcastle for Soumare in September, and it will be intriguing to see what occurs in the coming weeks.
Lille have actually declined a quote [€35m add ons includer] from Newcastle for the French midfielder Boubacary Soumaré. ⚪ ⚫ #NUFC #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 10, 2020
Newcastle have struggled for imagination in the middle of the park and the department is their weakest area up until now thisterm
There is money readily available for Bruce to invest next month while he will also count on the loan market, and including a couple of leading midfielders to the squad might assist avoid a repeat of the frustrating efficiencies and results gotten against Brentford, Leeds United and Fulham in recent games.