Newcastle eye Moroccan
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a summer swoop for Yacine Abdessadki.Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a summer swoop for Strasbourg midfielder Yacine Abdessadki.
The 24-year-old Morocco international has impressed this term and had previously attracted attention from Spanish clubs Malaga and Mallorca.
Abdessadki is out of contract in the summer and with talks having broken down with his current paymasters, it seems certain that he will quit the Alsace club in the summer.
With Newcastle likely to make several changes to their playing staff in the close season, Abdessadki has emerged as a possible target for Graeme Souness.
''I will leave,'' confirmed Abdessadki. ''The talks to extend my contract have fallen through.
''I just know that I will not be at Strasbourg next season.
''I have had contact with both French and foreign clubs.
''I am thinking it about it now. I think I can still improve. So I will choose an ambitious club.
''I want to learn about the European Cup.''