Newcastle reportedly in talks for player Alan Shearer labelled 'very reliable'
Newcastle United have reportedly opened talks to sign Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana – and Alan Shearer’s 2021 verdict will excite fans.
Fofana, 20, has been incredible for Leicester since joining the club from French side St. Etienne in 2020. He played 38 times last season.
However, he suffered a long-term knee injury in pre-season and after undergoing surgery, he remains sidelined. But Newcastle are keen.
A centre-back is an area which Newcastle have targeted – being linked with numerous players including Kalidou Koulibaly, Clement Lenglet and more.
Speaking about Fofana in January 2021, Shearer included the Leicester ace in his TOTS so far – labelling the French ace “very reliable”.
“The 20-year-old has adapted remarkably quickly to the demands of the league. He reads the game so well and is very reliable,” Shearer said.
Shearer on Fofana: Leicester star massively improves Newcastle
If Fofana is an example of the player Newcastle’s new owners want to sign – then it is good news for the fans. They want to build for the future.
Fofana not only improves Newcastle in the short term, but he offers them a defender for the next decade – and more. He could be one of Europe’s best.
Current options include Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Fede Fernandez and it is easy to see that Fofana provides Newcastle with a better option.
Can Newcastle tempt Leicester? Of course, given their financial clout and Leicester’s willingness to cash in here and there on their star players.
But will Fofana be tempted to leave Leicester for Newcastle? That is the sticking point, with Newcastle sitting in 19th place in the Premier League.
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