Newcastle fight Mourinho for ‘extraordinary’ £ 15million goal
Newcastle are reportedly facing competition from AS Roma’s Jose Mourinho for the signing of Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara.
According to Corriere della Sera, the Serie A side will look to sign the 22-year-old once Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles arrives. Mourinho is eager to step up his options at the center of the park for Roma.
As reported by Athletic, Kamara is expected to leave the French giants for free in the summer transfer window, with Newcastle being one of the teams interested in signing the versatile defensive player.
Alfredo Pedulla claimed this summer that Marseille would be willing to sell Kamara for £ 15million. However, now it looks like the French side will be ready to let the youngster go for a much lower amount than that assessment next month.
Newcastle are desperate to sign defensive reinforcements in January. Eddie Howe’s side have one of the Premier League’s worst defensive records this season, and the Toons need all the help they can get if they are to break out of the relegation zone.
Indeed, Kamara would be a great addition to the squad. And while Mourinho’s attraction will be tempting, playing in the Premier League could be a bigger dream for the French star than Italy.
Newcastle still in the race for Kamara despite interest from Roma
Described as an “extraordinary” player by former Marseille star Rolando, Kamara will be one of the most sought-after players in 2022. And for Newcastle, they can still consider themselves in the youth race, even with the now enthusiastic Roma.
After all, Roma are unlikely to finish in the top-four in Serie A, and while Kamara might be more open to joining the Italian side against Newcastle, the Magpies could still win the battle for the youngster if they play. their cards straight into the new year.
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