Newcastle United eyeing move for Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien

There has been numerous midfielders linked with Newcastle United in past few months.

The latest reports in England suggest that Newcastle United are eyeing move for Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien.

Nice spent 5 million euros to sign the France international from Lens in the summer of 2016. The 25-year-old has a valid contract with Nice until June 2021.

Wylan Cyprien
Wylan Cyprien

Cyprien has played 109 times for Nice since signing from Lens, scoring 23 goals and creating 12 assists in that time.

He is 25-year-old and has his peak years ahead.

Wylan Cyprien has represented France at Under-16, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 19 caps and scoring 3 goals.

The France international has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.

The report details that Steve Bruce feels his midfield currently lacks some bite and that he could strengthen this summer.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United

Wylan Cyprien is a long-term target of Newcastle and could be a decent addition for Steve Bruce’s side. He would provide a good variety to Newcastle United’s midfield.

According to the report, “Newcastle United have been tracking Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien. The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle are continuing to monitor the situation of Cyprien of Nice. The 25-year-old midfielder was on United’s radar in January with Steve Bruce keen to bring some energy to his team. With Isaac Hayden thought to be unsettled and the future of Sean and Matt Longstaff uncertain, Bruce could have to make a raid for the former Lens man this summer. At Nice, Cyprien has raised his game to a new level under coach Patrick Vieira.”

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A big money bid from Newcastle could tempt Nice into selling their prized asset.

Nevertheless, Cyprien stands as an excellent option for Newcastle.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.

How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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