Every day Newcastle United seem to be linked to a new player, but the same story remains – the club are lacking cash to spend.
Owner Mike Ashley failed to deliver on his promise of funds last summer, and it appears to be happening again.
Manager Rafael Benitez has publicly aired his frustrations at the lack of money and lack of knowledge over what is going on behind the scenes.
Newcastle have managed to get some deals over the line, though, including Ki-Sung yueng, Kenedy, Fabian Schar and Yoshinori Muto.
According to Sky Sports Transfer Center (August 2, 15:29), Stanley N’Soki is the next person of interest for the Magpies.
The report states that the club have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a possible £7m deal for the 19-year-old Frenchman.
The teenager predominantly plays as a centre-back, but he can also switch to left-back or play as a defensive midfielder.
Newcastle are believed to be in the market for a left-sided defender, but some fans have been left confused by the pursuit of N’Soki.
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie posted the news on Twitter.
Understand Rafa Benitez wants to bring in PSG’s French U20 left-back Stanley N’Soki – and talks have taken place. He’d cost Newcastle around £7m. However as Benitez admitted in Portugal last night, he has “no idea” if any transfers are close.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 2, 2018
Don’t get this Keith. We won’t pay £6 mill for joe Bryan, we won’t pay £8 mill for tagliafico yet we are gonna pay 7 for a French youngster ?
— The Looney Toon (@The_Looney_Toon) August 2, 2018
Oh well Keith we don’t have 7p let alone 7m… 😞
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) August 2, 2018
If he cost £7 he’d be too much.
— Lewis (@LJH2402) August 2, 2018
£7m? We’ll bid 3
— Kriss (@Kriss_nufc83) August 2, 2018
So IF we get him we are still really short……. need four more. If Ashley coughs up for them it will buy him time.
— Rob G (blue tick pending) (@shearersbuddy) August 2, 2018
Is this player covered by a certain agency where we signed a few players from under previous management? Won’t stump up money for other players yet now found £7m. We are desperate
— Kev Grahamslaw (@Kevg1083) August 2, 2018
Can’t be be true – we couldn’t afford £6m for Bryan or £8m for a international recognized Argentinian LB what chance has this got?
— alex walsh (@walshynufc5) August 2, 2018
This is too much! #AshleyOut
— Mick (@newcastlekid) August 2, 2018
7m forget it non starter
— Aaron Olsson (@AOlssonNUFC) August 2, 2018