Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, according to Ben Jacobs on the NUFC Matters YouTube channel.
This has also marked out the northeast side as a team to sell to, with other clubs looking to exploit the newfound wealth available to Eddie Howe.
According to Jacobs, one such player is the French winger.
“That’s another name on Newcastle’s radar and fans should sort of understand that when I say radar, the way the window works is you don’t just draw up a shortlist of players you want, you have backups, and you have those that are offered to you.
“Moussa Diaby falls into the category of a player that has been offered to them by Bayer Leverkusen, but the quoted price is sort of £37-38m, up to some say £41-42m and that’s a pretty hefty price to pay.”
Our Thoughts on Jacobs’ Diaby Claims
His performances this season have rewarded his club’s faith in him when they signed him. At the time, sporting director Simon Rolfes praised the winger and was confident in his potential.
“Moussa is an extremely quick, technically gifted attacker whose qualities are perfectly suited to our playing style.
“He’s one of France’s most talented players and he’s got the ideal conditions here in Leverkusen to develop into an absolutely top-class player.”
With the Paris-born attacker in the top 10% across Europe’s top five leagues in position for both non-penalty goals and assists, you can definitely argue that he is now a top-class player.