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Newcastle fans react as club reportedly in talks to sign 'underrated' PL defender

Newcastle are reportedly in talks with both the agents of Wesley Fofana and Leicester City over a potential move – and Toon fans are excited.

Fofana, 20, has been brilliant during his brief stint in England. Joining the club from Leicester in 2020, he clocked up 38 games in his first season.

Already a fully-fledged France Under-21 star, Fofana is now recovering from a long-term injury he suffered in pre-season, prompting surgery.

However, RMC Sport reportas per GFFN – that Newcastle are keen and have spoken to the player’s agents about a move to St. James’ Park.

Newcastle’s new owners – backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund – have informed Leicester they will make a bid when Fofana is fit again.

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It is said Fofana will return from his operation in the new year, meaning a January move could be possible for the Toon and the Frenchman.

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What are Newcastle fans saying about Leicester star Fofana?

Fofana would be a stunning signing for Newcastle. It goes without saying that if the Toon bought him – he would dramatically improve the side.

Jamaal Lascelles is a leader, Fede Fernandez has plenty of experience. But they are hardly defenders that are good enough to play for a top-half side.

Fofana is already showing he can be good enough for a side pushing for a top-four club, that arguably should be in the Champions League.

That is, at the age of 20. He is going to get better and better. Fofana would be a sensational addition and gives Newcastle a platform for years to come.

Here is what Newcastle fans thought of a potential move for Leicester ace Fofana, responding to the reports. The Mail say he is rated at £80million.

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