Newcastle United reportedly have Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman in their sights ahead of the January transfer window.
According to a report from Spanish publication Fichajes, Newcastle United have Bayern Munich superstar Kingsley Coman on their transfer shortlist for the upcoming January window.
Following the massive takeover of the club by the Saudi-backed consortium, Newcastle have become a big player in the transfer market ahead of the winter window. Having had to make do with scraps under Mike Ashley, the Magpies will have money to burn under the new ownership with big investment set to be made over player recruitment next year.
Considering that they are dawdling at the wrong end of the Premier League table, signing new quality players will be necessary in January to spark a turnaround of form and make a push for the top half. Courtesy of their new owners’ deep pockets, Newcastle have been linked with some top players of late, including the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gareth Bale and Timo Werner among many others.
Now, it is being claimed that Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is another name that is under consideration at St. James’ Park. A graduate of the Paris Saint-Germain academy, the 25-year-old already has a packed trophy cabinet having won league titles with Les Parisiens, Juventus and then with Bayern, whom he joined in 2015.
While he had to play second-fiddle to the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in the early parts of his career at the Allianz Arena, Coman has developed into a key player for the Bavarian giants over the past couple of seasons. His future, however, has become a cause for concern for the record German champions as his current contract runs out in 2023 and a new deal is yet to be agreed upon.
This has led to interest in the France international from several quarters including the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City. Newcastle United, too, have now entered the fray as a potential suitor for the 25-year-old winger.
Considering how overdependent they are on Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron to engineer chances going forward, it goes without doubt that someone like Coman would elevate the quality of this Newcastle United team. However, a move for the 34-time capped France international could be hard to pull off for the Magpies.
After all, he is playing for a team that is guaranteed to win trophies and compete at the highest level consistently, while Newcastle’s position does not allow them to make a strong case. But, the lure of an exciting project and bumper wages might sway the player’s minds. It will be interesting to see if that is the way things pan out in the Tynesiders’ pursuit of Coman.