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Newcastle United: Fans react to links to Arnaud Lusamba

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have responded to a tweet from Lee Ryder that includes a link to the Evening Chronicle.

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To kick things off, who is this man from the 2009/10 season?

They claim that Newcastle are compiling a list of targets ahead of next season after the recruitment team were given the green light to begin formulating lists.

One player who the Toon’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson has his eye on is Arnaud Lusamba, who is set to leave Nice in the summer.

It is claimed that Nickson has worked with Lusamba’s representatives before in the deal for Joelinton.

However, Newcastle will face competition for his signature, but they will not have to pay a transfer fee, which has not surprised these Toon fans.

Do you believe Newcastle are interested in Lusamba?

Yes, typical Mike Ashley signing

Yes, typical Mike Ashley signing

No, we won't be scouting anyone

No, we won't be scouting anyone

Lusmaba has made 15 league appearances for Nice this season and scored one goal and provided two assists, and with Matty Longstaff’s future still not sorted, maybe the Toon see him as an ideal replacement for the 20-year-old.

Newcastle also signed Allan Saint-Maximin from Nice last year, which could mean that they have established a relationship with the Ligue 1 side in terms of the transfer of players.

However, many Toon fans do not believe that their club is scouting or speaking to anyone.

Newcastle are in the middle of a proposed takeover that will see Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium take over from Mike Ashley.

A deal has been agreed, and a deposit has been paid with the Premier League going through their required checks.

These takeover rumours have seen the Toon linked with Gareth Bale and Philippe Coutinho – so this link to Lusamba is a bit of a back to reality check.

However, with the Premier League still deciding on the takeover, is there any need to speculate on who the Toon might sign when it is still unclear who will own the club?

Once that is sorted, then Newcastle fans can start thinking about who they might sign.

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