There is talk in the French media that NUFC have agreed a fee of around 9million euro for left-back Aly Cissokho and that the Lyon player is due for a medical on Tyneside within the next 72 hours. He has been left out of Lyon's squad this weekend due to a 'muscle strain' officially.
NUFC have had him on the radar for a while and he has struggled to get in the Lyon team this season after a massive move from Porto for around 15million euro. Arsenal and Liverpool are also keen admirers of the Frenchman.
However, if this move were to be true and did happen then I don't exactly understand the logic. Davide Santon has been class at left-back for us and Danny Simpson has improved massively. With Mr Versatile Ryan Taylor in the squad also, full back is the last position we should be strengthening.
We need another centre back and a striker in my opinion before we even look at another full back, especially one for £8million!
This is still speculation at this stage and I am sure the truth of the matter will come out over the weekend, however if NUFC were to sign him it would be a strange move to say the least..........unless their is truth behind Danny Simpson leaving us in this transfer window...watch this space.