Report: Newcastle now want to sign 'unstoppable' 24-year-old midfielder, but he's currently at the AFCON
Newcastle United are continuing to plough on with their January plans and according to reports this morning, have now set their sights on PSV midfielder, Ibrahima Sangare.
The Daily Mail reports that Sangare has emerged as a fresh name on the list of Newcastle targets for this month. The weekend loss to Cambridge has hit home with PIF, and they’re now expected to ramp up their efforts to bring new players in for Eddie Howe.
Sangare, 24, is currently part of the Ivory Coast squad for the AFCON. He signed for PSV in the summer of 2020, after impressing during his time with Toulouse in France. Described by Smarterscout as being an ‘outstanding tackler’ and ‘excellent in the air’, Sangare would add bite and legs to the Toon’s midfield.
The midfielder has missed just three Eredivisie games this season with PSV. Indeed, in the last 12 fixtures, he has started and played the entire 90 minutes. Sangare was previously courted by Tottenham and Southampton. Jose Mourinho was said to be super keen to see the Ivorian at Spurs.
Newcastle have already signed Kieran Trippier this January and now looking for more quality to help in their relegation fight.
TBR’s View: Sangare Can Bring Something Different To Newcastle
We keep saying it, but this Newcastle team needs a shake up. And that’s in all areas of the pitch really.
If they sign Sangare, they’ll be getting a box to box star who can dominate aerially and contribute in both boxes when needed. Lauded by PSV coach Roger Schmidt as being ‘unstoppable’, Sangare certainly has plenty of qualities to bring to the table.
Given he’s in the Dutch league, he won’t be too expensive either. Not that that really matters for PIF, who are likely to flex their financial muscles soon enough.