Report: Newcastle may soon have ace up sleeve in Yves Bissouma race
Newcastle United may have an advantage over the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Yves Bissouma, with the Sunday Mirror (13/2; page 74) reporting that appointing Dan Ashworth could help the Magpies land the midfielder.
Unsurprisingly, Bissouma looks set to be one of the most talked-about players heading into the summer. The Mali international has continued to impress for Brighton this season.
He was linked with a move during the January transfer window. Brighton however, reportedly valued the 25-year-old at £50 million. Aston Villa were one side who apparently failed with a bid for Bissouma.
The Sunday Mirror (13/2; page 74) reports that Tottenham and Liverpool are now monitoring Bissouma. But Newcastle are also in the running.
And crucially, the Magpies could soon have an ace up their sleeve. The Sunday Mirror suggests that Newcastle appointing Ashworth as their director of football may help in their push to sign Bissouma.
Ashworth left Brighton this month after almost three years at the Amex Stadium. And Newcastle want to appoint him at St James’ Park.
Liverpool and Tottenham need to be on alert as Newcastle eye Bissouma move
All of the top clubs in the Premier League would have known what could happen should Newcastle stay up this season. Eddie Howe’s men whetted the appetite for what was potentially to come with their busy January.
Of course, landing all of their top targets last month would have been impossible. There is still a doubt surrounding whether they will avoid relegation.
But two wins in a row has lifted the Magpies out of the bottom three. And there is a new belief.
With that, clubs such as Liverpool and Tottenham will know that they could soon have a new rival for some of their top targets this summer, including Bissouma, who was previously labelled ‘incredible‘ by Graham Potter.
Ashworth coming in would seemingly leave Newcastle in pole position to sign Bissouma.
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