Younes Kaboul

The heart of Newcastle’s defence has been shaky to say the least over the last two seasons, but one bosman signing who could go some way to remedying that is Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul.

The 28 year-old has struggled for fitness and form over the last 18 months or so, but prior to that was considered to be one of the best centre-backs outside of the European elite. A consistent run in the Magpies first team could see the Frenchman return to his previous best.

Kaboul measures in at just six foot but is renowned for his composure on the ball – having often been deployed as a defensive midfielder in his earlier career – and unusual pace for a central defender.

A five-cap France international, the former Portsmouth man would fit in well with the French clique that’s developed on Tynside over the course of the last few campaigns.

Being some way down the pecking order at White Hart Lane, Kaboul looks destined for a summer departure. He’s been hotly linked with moves to the Italian top flight, but with over 100 Premier League appearances under his belt would certainly be a decent addition to the Newcastle backline.


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