Newcastle were reported to be interested in signing French U21 winger of St Etienne last summer.
The news from France in June was that Newcastle were preparing a bid for the 21-year-old, who can play on either wing, so he is quite versatile.
L’Equipe are reporting that he is refusing to sign a new contract in France and could become a free agent in the summer.
These are exactly the types of player that Newcastle could sign in January.
Those players whose contracts run out next summer and clubs will be willing to sell in January and we’re sure that’s some of the thinking at Newcastle about which players they could entice to the club in January.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is said to be a big fan of the young winger.
21-year-old Jonathan Bamba
It’s not surprising that Saint-Etienne are trying to get him to sign a new deal, but they could lose out if Jonathan hasn’t signed a new deal by January.
The player is said to be interested to see what kind of clubs come in for him in January if he does not have a new deal to stay in France by then.
Bamba is of Ivorian descent but has so far played for all the French Youth sides and 4 times with 2 goals for the U21 side.
For the last couple of years, the 21-year-old has been on loan to Paris FC, Sint-Truiden and Angers.
He has played 22 times for with 5 goals and 2 assists for Saint Etienne so far.
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