Rafa Benitez celebrates Newcastle win over Stoke

Newcastle eyeing £10m move for PSG’s Stanley N’Soki

Newcastle have reportedly made an offer worth in the region of £10 million for PSG’s Stanley N’Soki.

The offer is believed to be £6 million upfront plus add-ons.

Rising star

N’Soki has spent all of his senior and youth career in France with Ligue 1 giants PSG.

The 19-year-old moved up to PSG’s under 19 side in July of 2016 and has been a key member of the side since, including in lasts seasons UEFA Youth League, in which N’Soki played eight games, three of which he was captain for.

He is also quite versatile. N’Soki is naturally a central defender, however, he can also play left-back.

N’Soki made his senior PSG debut last season coming off the bench for 25 minutes vs Caen.

The Frenchman also started for PSG in their 4-0 trouncing of Monaco earlier today, in which he got two assists from left-back.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Newcastle United at Amex Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Super season

When Newcastle United won promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17, many people believed they would struggle to stay up due to the lack of money spent on their squad.

On the surface, Newcastle do not exactly seem blessed with top Premier League talents. However, Rafa Benitez was able to guide what is quite an average Newcastle side to a 10th place finish in the Premier League.

A big part of why Newcastle were able to finish so high in the table was due to the performances of club captain Jamal Lascelles and a few other key players.

Now, however, given Newcastle finished in an impressive 10th place last season, they will need to bring in a few fresh faces in order to improve on their 2017/18 season and N’Soki could well be one of those new players.

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