Player set for medical in the North East.
Newcastle are closing in on a deal to sign yet another Frenchman – Massadio Haidara of Nacy.
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The Ligue 1 side have confirmed that they have agreed a fee with the Toon for the 20-year-old left-back, who is set to have a medical at St James’ Park before completing the move.
“After 46 games and two-and-a-half years in the Nancy shirt, Massadio Haidara is leaving for Newcastle,” said a statement on the Nancy website.
“The two clubs have reached an agreement and will finalise the transfer on Tuesday.”
The Magpies are also thought to be tracking French international midfielders Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko of Bordeaux and Toulouse respectively, while Les Blues and Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is expected to complete his move to St James’ Park this week – despite late interest from Arsenal.
Haidara, who has made 17 appearances for Ligue 1 basement club Nancy this season, has represented France at under-20 and under-21 levels but is also eligible for Senegal.
The youngster can also play centre-half and at centre-midfield.
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