Lyon star linked

Newcastle are among the clubs tracking Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti, according to the player’s agent.

Newcastle: Lyon star linkedNewcastle: Lyon star linked

The 22-year-old central defender is earning rave reviews following some stand-out performances for Lyon this season and his form has already alerted the likes of Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

However the Magpies are also showing a strong interest and the player’s agent and brother Yannick Umtiti, says they would consider a move to St James’ Park.

“I was contacted in recent weeks by English agents who discussed the idea of Newcastle,” he told France Foot 01. “But honestly, not a single concrete offer has been made at this point by an English club.

“We would consider if necessary an offer from Newcastle and the interest of clubs who will eventually position themselves this summer.

“But we prefer overwhelmingly the best footballing project, which today appears at least to me to be the one offered by Lyon.”

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