Bundesliga reporter Stefan Bienkowski revealed the latest transfer news on reported Newcastle United target Moussa Diaby. According to reports, the St. James’ Park outfit ‘held an interest’ in signing Moussa Diaby this summer. Also, for Leverkusen, Diaby is not an unsellable asset.
However, to bring Diaby to the Tyneside, the Magpies have to spend around €70 million (£60.3 million). If Eddie Howe gets the green signal to sign him from the owners, this will break their record transfer fee. Joelinton currently held that when the club signed him in 2019.
While taking to Twitter, Bienkowski mentioned Newcastle as the only PL club to bid for Moussa Diaby. But he also said that the forward won’t push a move to Newcastle, leaving Leverkusen. Quoting him:
“As I understand it, Newcastle are the only English team to have made an offer for Bayer Leverkusen forward Moussa Diaby.” Furthermore, he also added: However, I’ve also been told the player isn’t interested in a move to St James Park and isn’t pushing for an exit from Leverkusen either.”
Other options for Newcastle United
While speaking to Sky Sports via Football Daily, Dharmesh Sheth revealed plenty about Ismaila Sarr. He also said that the Watford winger is one of the players on the radar of Newcastle United.
Sheth mentioned that Moussa Diaby of Bayer Leverkusen is the number one target for The Magpies at the moment. But the Watford man can be a cheaper alternative if the club cannot afford to sign the Frenchman.
The Senegalese international has benefited the Hornets from the right-wing position. In 91 apps in all competitions for Watford, he managed to score 24 goals and registered 18 assists. In the recently concluded season, the player only made 22 apps for the club, all in the Premier League. This is because he suffered recurring injuries which halted his progress for the London club. In that time, he scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists.
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