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Newcastle keen on 21-year-old France sensation

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Newcastle are one of a number of European club’s keen on signing France U21 star Jonathan Bamba after his impressive start to the 2017/18 season, reports Le10Sport.

Bamba has scored 5 times and produced 1 assists in his opening 8 appearances of the campaign for side St Etienne, sparking interest across the continent, including from Newcastle and Spanish giants Sevilla.

The 21-year-old’s expires in the summer after having spent two of the past three seasons out on-loan, however it is understood manager Rafael would be willing to broker a deal for the winger in January before he becomes available on a free next summer.

Bamba has asked for a huge wage increase at following his good start to the season, however the French side are thus far unwilling the match the youngster’s demands, paving a way for him to leave the club should a suitable offer come in.

Bamba has been capped 6 times by France’s U21s, finding the net twice.

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