Report: Newcastle United want to sign Rennes star and Manchester United target Faitout Maouassa this summer


According to L’Équipe (by means of GFFN), Newcastle United have an interest in finalizing Rennes’ Faitout Maouassa this summer and will look to beat Manchester United to his signature.

The English Premier League duo have actually both been tracking the development of the 21- year-old in current months, and the Magpies even made move to sign him in January.

Nevertheless, their ₤ 7 million quote was knocked back, however they stay in contact with the agents of the French winger.

Maouassa’s present contract with Rennes goes out in the summer of 2021, and he is yet to participate in discuss a renewal.

The France youth international has actually primarily dipped into left-back this term, scoring thrice and helping two times in 32 games throughout all competition, however he can likewise play easily on the wings.

Maouassa is hoping to play Champions League football with Rennes, however the opportunity to play in the Premier League might be too appealing to reject, specifically if he will be able to play in the European elitecompetition


The Red Devils may be able to offer that next season as they are highly in contention to finish in top-four this term, while Newcastle might end up being a Champions League club post- takeover.

Nevertheless, it stays to be seen if the club will still keep interest in the Ligue 1 star by the time the summer transfer window opens with Steve Bruce likely not to supervise of the Magpies next season once the new owners are available in, and that might provide Man Utd an opportunity in the race.

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