Supposed Newcastle United target Stephane Diarra will be allowed to leave Le Mans in January should his club receive a suitable offer – that is the view of the club’s president Thierry Gomez.
Gomez, speaking to the French media, confirmed that Le Mans would offer their full support to Diarra if an acceptable bid comes their way.
However, he said that the club had not received an offer for the services of the 20-year-old winger.
L’Equipe linked Newcastle, Leicester City, and Celtic with a move for the winger who has scored two times this season and recorded one assist.
Steve Bruce is known to want another winger, though his first choice is thought to be Jarrod Bowen of Hull.
Diarra appears to be a raw prospect that could be moulded over time, and he is a player that screams Graham Carr – young, talented, and French.
The scouting team already went back to France in the summer to pick up Allan Saint-Maximin, and he has had a great start to life in the Premier League, so perhaps a move for Diarra will happen.
I would personally prefer Bowen, but he would be more expensive than Diarra, and we would also probably face more competition for his signature – so a move for Diarra may well happen.
Do yo want Newcastle to return to their old scouting model?
Yes, it got us some great players
No, it was too inconsistent
Judging by the comments from the president, it shouldn’t be a hard deal to complete.