Newcastle on verge of pre-January agreement to sign £13m midfielder – Transfer Talk

Newcastle United are on the verge of an agreement to sign midfielder Ibrahima Sissoko from Strasbourg, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claims that the deal could be worth £13million and Newcastle want everything in place so that they can have the 22-year-old ready to play by the time January comes around.

It is understood that Sissoko will “jump” at the chance to play for the Magpies in the Premier League and is expected to be given permission to agree terms with the Tyneside club.

OPINION

It’s not even November and it would seem as though Newcastle already have a January deal in the pipeline. It’s a big one too because £13million is not usually a sum of money that Mike Ashley is willing to spend. Is Sissoko worth the £13million? The 22-year-old is a France Under-21 international and has made 13 appearances across all competitions for Strasbourg this season.

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