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Sport Newcastle planning surprise move for Ligue 1 stopper

15:36  13 march  2018
15:36  13 march  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Newcastle to watch winger in crunch Super Lig clash

  Newcastle to watch winger in crunch Super Lig clash Newcastle will continue to keep tabs on Garry Rodrigues as he gears up to feature for Galatasaray in their Super Lig clash with Fenerbahce at the weekend. According to a report from Aksam, a Turkish news outlet, the Magpies will send out a representative to monitor Rodrigues as they continue to contemplate a summer move for the winger. Rodrigues has been in impressive form for Galatasaray this season and has attracted the interest of several clubs across Europe. Newcastle made a move for him in January, according to reports, but saw their efforts rebuffed as Galatasaray looked to retain the services of their key man. However, this has not deterred Newcastle and they remain keen to land the Cape Verde international. What may deter the Magpies, though, is Galatasaray’s valuation of the player. The club’s president Mustafa Cengiz revealed that only an offer worth in the region of €30m would convince him to sell Rodrigues.

There has been plenty of talk about an alleged lack of ambition on Newcastle United’s part in the transfer market so links with arguably Europe’s most exciting goalkeeping prospect should raise plenty of eyebrows on Tyneside. Lafont became the youngest shot- stopper ever to appear in Ligue 1 when

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has earmarked the signing of Guingamp youngster Marcus Coco as a potential summer transfer target if they secure promotion to the Premier League, reports The Sun. Coco, 20, has impressed during his second full season for Ligue 1 side Guingamp this season

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Newcastle United are reportedly planning an audacious swoop for Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont.

According to a report from French news outlet L’Equipe, the Magpies are one of several clubs to have expressed an interest in signing the youngster, who has emerged as one of the brightest talents in Ligue 1.

Lafont burst into the first-team picture at the tender age of 16 and has since been a mainstay in the Toulouse side. He has been in impressive form this season and his stock is only continuing to rise.

Newcastle have long been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper who can retain a starting berth for years to come but have struggled to recruit a reliable shot stopper in recent times. Although, loanee goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is certainly showing signs of promise since his January move.

19-year-old Lafont is a highly coveted young player, who is being chased by top clubs around Europe, such as Napoli.

Newcastle considering Mignolet move .
Newcastle are considering a move for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet this summer. According to The Daily Star, Newcastle are one of a number of teams that are interested in Mignolet. Southampton, Stoke, Celtic and Burnley are all also in the hunt for Mignolet if he becomes available. Mignolet has been pushed to the side by Liverpool recently, with Loris Karius taking over the number one jersey at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp may look to cash in on Mignolet this summer and Newcastle will be looking to snap him up if they can retain their Premier League status. The 29-year-old has been a regular at Liverpool over the last few years, but could now look for a move away. Rafa Benitez could use his Liverpool connection to edge ahead in the race to sign the shot-stopper, although Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers could play the same card. Newcastle must first worry about staying in the Premier League between now and the end of the season.

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