A huge Newcastle United update has emerged on their pursuit of Moussa Diaby in the summer transfer window…
90min reporter Graeme Bailey has claimed that PIF are eyeing up a mega bid to sign the France international dynamo ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
He Tweeted: “Newcastle United ready record-breaking offer for Moussa Diaby. Outstanding Frenchman is at the top of Eddie Howe’s wanted list when it comes to a new winger. have already done a lot of work on him and think they can get him.”
In the accompanying article, it is stated that the Magpies believe that they can get a deal done with an offer in the region of £40m – a hefty profit for the Bundesliga club on the £12m they paid PSG for his services in 2019.
Chronicle editor Aaron Stokes recently claimed that the club would hit the “jackpot” with a deal for the forward and that perfectly describes what this move would be.
PIF would be striking gold with a swoop for the winger as his statistics suggest that he has the potential to be an elite attacker in the Premier League.
In the English top-flight last term, only three players ended the campaign in double figures for both goals and assists – Mason Mount, Jarrod Bowen, and Mo Salah – and no player managed more than 13 assists.
Diaby, meanwhile, scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists in the Bundesliga for Leverkusen last season. This means that he would have been one of the top-performing forwards in England and only one assist off taking home the playmaker crown with his tally in Germany.
At the age of 22, he also has plenty of time left on his hands to develop and improve as a player. The Magpies would, therefore, be signing a player with huge potential as he can grow over time and fulfil his potential, with the right attitude and coaching.
This illustrates how much money the top performers in the division are worth to clubs and Diaby’s stats – in relation to the best attackers in England last season – suggest that he has the quality to be in that bracket.
Therefore, PIF can hit the jackpot with a deal in the region of £40m as they could be signing a player worth double – or even more than – that if the Frenchman hits the ground running in the Premier League. They could then cash in to make a huge profit in the future or enjoy his talents for many years to come.