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Newcastle trail French starlet Diakite.

March 14th, 2010 | 95 Comments |

Adama Diakite.
Adama Diakite.
It appears owner Mike Ashley has resurrected the scouting policy that was mentioned when he took over the club, the one where Newcastle United look towards younger players from throughout Europe that have a lot of potential and a profit margin in their sell on value.

We have already seen signs that this could work in the long term with players like Nile Ranger and Haris Vuckic both having been brought to the club under the same pretence and both looking like they could have strong career’s in the game.

Next up for the scouting networks attention is a young lad from France that goes by the name of Adama Diakite, currently playing with Lens. It appears our new scout Graham Carr has been over to France to watch the 19 year old in action and has given a positive report to the club about the young Frenchman.

Diakite plays up front or just behind the strikers but is yet to make an appearance for the Lens first team so it appears to be a case of ‘one for the future’ as the Toon try to lure the player to Tyneside and out of the clutches of Werder Bremen and Juventus, both of whom are said to be interested in the youngster. The fee would probably be decided by a tribunal who would decide how much compensation would need to be paid to Lens FC. (more…)