Who is Baptiste Santamaria? Scout Report, Skills, And Transfer News

Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria in action. (Getty Images)

Baptiste Santamaria Scout Report Having joined Angers back in 2016 from French lower division side Tours, Baptiste Santamaria has evolved into one of the first names in the current line-up. Ever since his arrival, Santamaria has been a regular within the side and has played over 134 matches in the league so far. Angers have … Read more

Go for it Hodgson – Crystal Palace signing this French starlet for £25m is a no-brainer

Dijon's French defender Mickael Alphonse (C) fights for the ball with Angers' French defender Rayan Ait-Nouri (L) and Angers' French midfielder Thomas Mangani during the French L1 Football match between SCO Angers and DFCO Dijon, on August 31, 2019, at the Raymond-Kopa Stadium in Angers, northwestern France. (Getty Images)

Why Rayan Ait-Nouri would be a smart signing for Crystal Palace According to Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are interested in signing young French defender Rayan Ait-Nouri from Ligue 1 side Angers but face competition from Atletico Madrid. Rayan Ait-Nouri is only 18 but has already represented France Under 21s. He has had an impressive campaign … Read more

Everton winning the race for this in-form 24-year-old star would be a masterstroke by Ancelotti

Why Everton should go all out to sign Baptiste Santamaria According to L’Equipe (h/t The Birmingham Mail), Everton are one of the Premier League clubs interested in signing Angers midfielder, Baptiste Santamaria. Baptiste Santamaria, 24, has enjoyed a good start to the Ligue 1 season, managing a goal and assist in 19 games. Angers are now … Read more

Brighton beating the transfer deadline to win the race for this 27-year-old African star would be a huge boost for the season

Why Brighton should sign Stephane Bahoken before the deadline According to Brighton & Hove Independent, Brighton are in the race to sign Angers striker Stephane Bahoken before the transfer deadline in England. Fellow Premier League side Burnley are also in the race for the player (h/t Brighton & Hove Independent), who played for Cameroon in … Read more

Aston Villa improving their €7m offer for 24-year-old star would get them a perfect midfield destroyer to protect the defence

Why Aston Villa should sign Angers star Baptiste Santamaria According to a report from the Birmingham Mail, newly-promoted Premier League side Aston Villa have had an opening €7m offer for Angers’ central midfielder Baptiste Santamaria rejected. Santamaria, 24, played 40 times for the Ligue 1 side last term and has caught the attention of a … Read more

Aston Villa signing this impressive 24-year-old Frenchman would be a terrific coup by Dean Smith

Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria in action. (Getty Images)

Aston Villa opinion: The Villans should go all out for Baptiste Santamaria According to Manu Lonjon (h/t France Football), newly-promoted Aston Villa are interested in Angers midfielder Baptiste Santamaria. The Frenchman, 24, impressed last season for Angers in the Ligue 1, making 38 appearances and scoring a goal. He was key to the French side’s … Read more

To solve Newcastle United’s issues, this versatile French midfielder must be on the top of Rafa Benitez’s summer shopping list

Newcastle United Opinion: Baptiste Santamaria the right man for Magpies Newcastle United has an extremely underwhelming first half of the season. They were in relegation zone for large chunks of the season and even with a squad that’s far deeper than some of the other strugglers. Rafa Benitez has become a fan favourite among the … Read more

Go for it Smith – Aston Villa must solidify their midfield by signing this outstanding 23-year-old Ligue 1 powerhouse

Why Aston Villa should go ahead with the signing of Baptiste Santamaria According to French news outlet Le10, Aston Villa are keeping close tabs on Angers defensive midfielder Baptiste Santamaria and the Lions might table a bid in January to land the 23-year-old. The same report claims that Villa are likely to face stiff competition … Read more

Why Brentford fans should be excited about the potential arrival of this promising Ligue 1 starlet

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith. (Getty Images)

According to reports, OGC Nice have received a bid from Brentford for their winger Said Benrahma. Huddersfield Town have also been credited with showing interest in the Algerian, who could be on his way out of Nice this summer. The player’s agent Yacine Ayad said: “Discussions are well-advanced with the representatives of the English clubs. Several … Read more

10 goals already – Who is the Ligue 1 star that Everton and Burnley are trying to sign?

Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi in action. (Getty Images)

Scout Report – Karl Toko Ekambi A trio of Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in a January move for Angers midfielder Karl Toko Ekambi. Crystal Palace, Everton and Burnley are understood to be engaged in a three-way tussle to land the prolific 25-year-old, who has been earning a lot of appreciation for his performances … Read more