Magpies look at Frenchman

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton watches on as his side run riot
Image: Hughton: Looking at Boukhelifa

Newcastle have taken French midfielder Nacim Boukhelifa on trial as they consider a move for the free agent

Hughton considers Boukhelifa move

Newcastle United have taken French midfielder Nacim Boukhelifa on trial as they consider a move for the free agent Boukhelifa is available on a free transfer after he turned down a new deal at Lens. The 19-year-old had a trial at Manchester City earlier this summer and now Newcastle have decided to have a look at the young Frenchman. Magpies boss Chris Hughton has confirmed Boukhelifa is training with the club's development squad and that he could be offered a deal if he impresses. "He is a lad that we've got on trial at the moment and he is training with the development squad," Hughton told the Sunday Sun.

Assess

"We're taking a closer look at him and if he is good enough then we'll assess the situation. At the moment we're keeping an eye on him and seeing how he progresses. "What will happen at development level throughout the season is that we will have promising players in on trial and the young French lad is one of those that we've decided to take a look at."

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