Newcastle United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore as Paris Saint-Germain have entered the race for his signature, according to Arab News.
Adama Traore joined Middlesbrough in 2016 and the pacy and tricky winger has shone, scoring five and assisting ten goals last season.
According to the report, Traore is understandably excited by the prospect of playing at one of Europe’s top clubs and this would make it very hard for Newcastle to convince him to stay in the north-east of England.
Traore would be a great signing for Newcastle if they could get him, with his great pace and direct running offering a real threat going forward.
However, when a club like PSG come calling, you don’t often say no.
The report states that PSG are looking at the Boro player to bring their finances in line with UEFA financial fair-play regulations, which gives the rumour more than a ring of truth.
If PSG are genuine in their interest, Newcastle don’t stand a chance of landing the player, but it may be worth them keeping an eye on developments in case any deal falls through.