Newcastle United linked with surprise move for Marseille right-back Bouna Sarr
Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of Bouna Sarr at Marseille.
As per British media, Newcastle United are linked with surprise move for Marseille right-back Bouna Sarr.
The France international was signed by Marseille in July 2015 from Metz for a fee of 2 million euros. The 28-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
The right-back has one goal and three assists in 27 Ligue 1 games this season.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Steve Bruce wants to sign a new right-back and Sarr is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The report claims that Newcastle manager has extensively scouted Sarr and is considering a move for the right-back.
Newcastle are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
Bouna Sarr has the talent to play many roles in defense and midfield.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are being linked with Marseille wing-back Bouna Sarr. Sarr is among senior players to be made available by OM as they seek to balance their books this summer. The right-sided wing-back has been linked with Newcastle, with a deal dependent on whether on-loan Inter Milan midfielder Valentino Lazaro signs permanently.”
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If Newcastle United can agree on a fee with Marseille, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
Newcastle in particular need to sort out a right-back for the next season and the 28-year-old could be a solid signing for them.
The 28-year-old could be a good fit for Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United.
The ball is in Newcastle’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Bouna Sarr.
How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.