Agent - Pair could join Toon

The agent responsible for looking after Mevlut Erding and Blaise Matuidi claims the pair could join Newcastle.

Erding and Matuidi would be prepared to consider Magpies move

The agent responsible for looking after Mevlut Erding and Blaise Matuidi claims the pair could join Newcastle. The Magpies have already plundered the Ligue 1 ranks for Yohan Cabaye and Sylvain Marveaux this summer, but could be about to dip into that pool once more. Paris St Germain striker Erding and St Etienne midfielder Matuidi are both believed to be on Alan Pardew's shopping list. They face stiff competition from the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Roma in their pursuit of the talented duo, but have seen their reputation enhanced in French football. That could play into their hands, with Pierre Frelot revealing that Erding and Matuidi would be willing to consider moves to St James' Park.

Fantastic

"Any player in France would love to come to Newcastle - they are an absolutely fantastic club," the powerful French agent told the Evening Chronicle. "All the French lads who go to Newcastle are really enthusiastic about the club and the football public in the North East too. "Newcastle has a place in the hearts of French football. Great players like Laurent Robert and David Ginola have played there and enjoyed it and the supporters loved them too. "Of course any French player would be interested in Newcastle."

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