Newcastle United have reportedly made a ‘fresh enquiry’ into the possibility of signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.
The Magpies were linked with a move for him in the summer, but Premier League rivals Arsenal have reportedly made ‘initial contact‘ over a potential move in this window.
However, Leverkusen were quoting suitors €100m (£88.5m) to sign him in the summer, which would be another club-record deal for Newcastle after the £63m they paid for Alexander Isak in August.
As per The Daily Mail, the St. James’ Park outfit have made a ‘fresh enquiry’ over Diaby, and they are ‘long-term admirers’ of the Frenchman.
Leverkusen are hoping to raise money from sales, so the prospect of them having to cash in on one of their more valuable assets if they are unable to offload some of their unwanted players cannot be entirely ruled out before the end of the month.
TIF thoughts on Diaby to Newcastle…
Of course, the North East club will have to consider Diaby’s potential inflated asking price if they want to make this move in January.
Hailed as a winger with ‘electrifying pace, good with both feet and fearless on the ball’ by The Chronicle journalist Aaron Stokes, the 23-year-old scored an impressive 13 goals and made a further 12 assists in the Bundesliga last season, while this term he already has nine goal contributions to his name in 15 games in the division (Transfermarkt).
He has the potential to take the Magpies to the next level, but with them sitting fairly comfortable in the top four at the moment, they could wait until the summer before making a decisive move, where Diaby’s price ultimately may come down.