Why Francois Kamano would be an excellent signing for Newcastle
According to a report from the Express, Newcastle United were in talks with Bordeaux over a late transfer deadline day move for Francois Kamano. However, a deal didn’t materialise during the summer transfer window.
Francois Kamano, 23, has impressed during three seasons at Bordeaux after arriving from French rivals Bastia. He was near ever-present for Bordeaux in 2018/19, missing just three games over the course of the season.
The forward made 51 total appearances, racking up an impressive 13 goals and making four assists in what was overall, a very disappointing season for Les Girondins.
As far as Newcastle are concerned, they have been poor so far this season but the 1-0 victory over Manchester United before the international break was much-needed for the under-pressure Steve Bruce.
The Magpies made some good signings over the summer, with the additions of Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin bolstering the attack.
Overall, however, Joelinton and Saint-Maximin haven’t been able to make much of an impact, while Miguel Almiron is yet to assist or score for the club since signing from Atlanta United in January. They’ll be expected to deliver in the coming months after the Magpies spent big bucks on them.
Nevertheless, one cannot hide the fact that Newcastle need more quality and squad depth if they are to avoid relegation from top-flight.
A versatile forward could be just what Bruce’s side require and with that in mind, it’ll make sense for Newcastle to reignite their interest in Francois Kamano during the January transfer window.
Speaking about Kamano, the most important aspect is his capability of playing on both wings and as a striker. While the 23-year-old is obviously more comfortable on the wing, the fact that he can play everywhere in attack makes him a suitable choice for a predictable, one-paced Newcastle attack.
The Guinean international is one of the quickest players in the Ligue 1, and his electric pace helps him to make some well-timed runs behind the opposition backline.
He can take up some dangerous positions in the attacking third of the pitch and is a quality finisher in front of the opposition goal.
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Still 23, Kamano has massive potential and possesses the quality as well as the pedigree to provide a new identity to the Newcastle attack.
The forward has a contract with Bordeaux until the summer of 2021, meaning he would not cost a fortune for Newcastle in January. Kamano is clearly a promising and improving player, who also knows where the goal is. He certainly will get the St. James’ Park faithful’s pulses racing.