Report: 'Sensational' £50m player is now the midfielder Newcastle most want to sign this month
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Report: 'Sensational' £50m player is now the midfielder Newcastle most want to sign this month

Newcastle United are ready for a busy final week of the transfer window and according to a report from the Daily Mail, have Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma at the top of their shopping list.

The Mali international has grown into one of the best midfielders outside the top six in the Premier League. Currently away with his country for the AFCON, Bissouma has been tracked by a number of Premier League clubs in recent seasons. Under Graham Potter, has excelled, prompting former Arsenal man Ian Wright to label him ‘sensational’ after one performance.

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And according to The Mail, Bissouma is the number one midfield target for Newcastle this winter. However, there are a couple of issues for the Magpies. It’s claimed Brighton will demand around £50m for Bissouma. Further, it’s also claimed that the midfielder wants a move to a top six side should he leave the AMEX. At the moment, that’s just something the Mags can’t offer.

PIF and co are expected to be in for a hectic week this week. Eddie Howe is keen to see more players arrive at the club as he takes his team on a warm weather camp in Saudi Arabia.

TBR’s View: Bissouma To Newcastle Might Have To Wait

A signing like Bissouma is the stuff of dreams for Newcastle fans. But they might have to wait for these sorts of deals.

The Brighton star is a brilliant footballer but the price-tag and the fact he harbours loftier ambitions means it could be a difficult deal for the Mags to do. Of course, you have to admire their ambition at the same time.

Newcastle are set for a massive week here. If they can get 3-4 players in the building who improve the first XI, then relegation might not be a worry for too long.

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