Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Magpies are planning to raid the French market again in the summer with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Isimat-Mirin.

Newcastle currently have 9 players in their 25-man squad that have been bought from french clubs across Ligue 1 and are looking to add more players in the summer transfer window. They have built strong business relationships with french clubs having bought players such as Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa and Romain Amalfitano in the past and they will be looking to extend that further.

Managing director Derek Llambias confirms that the club are looking to buy in France again this summer, and admits that there is unfinished business. Speaking to The Metro he said

“There are still targets in France, we haven’t finished with the French market. We want to expand in Europe. We’ll be moving around Europe: we already do.”

Newcastle United are planning a double swoop for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and defender Nicolas Isimat-Mirin. Pardew enquired about Aubameyang during the January transfer window but he wanted to stay with Saint Etienne until the summer and they will be hoping to secure a deal then. Nicolas Isimat-Mirin rated at £3million plays for Valenciennes and is a product of France’s famous Clairfontaine academy, he is a very talented youngster.