Newcastle United’s talks with Paris Saint-Germain left back Stanley N’Soki have reached breaking point after the club submitted too many ‘low-ball’ wage offers, according to Get French Football News.
The French outlet claims that the Magpies have had a £10million bid accepted for the player by PSG, but that Newcastle have made a series of measly contract offers on Monday which have delayed a deal.
N’Soki’s camp feels that the wages that Steve Bruce’s side have offered so far do not reflect their obvious enthusiasm to bring the youngster to St James’ Park.
As a result, Newcastle are now going to have to up their offers if they want to secure N’Soki’s signature, however it’s thought that that could still happen in the next 48 hours.
This has become a right saga, hasn’t it? And it seems like this is going to be a deal that drags on for a little while yet, because we continue to get mixed messages about how close the two clubs and the player himself are to sealing a move. It’s a bit of a mess to be honest, but all we can do is judge this particular story on its own merits. If Newcastle have had a £10million bid accepted then they are obviously highly interested in bringing the Frenchman to Tyneside. So for N’Soki and his camp, it seems that they are baffled at the club’s failure to reflect their interest levels in the wages they’re offering. That’s fair enough, as long as the player himself isn’t asking for the world in terms of his weekly wages. He’s a young man with great potential, but he hasn’t really proved anything yet in his career. Ultimately, though, if Newcastle do truly want N’Soki, which all indications would suggest that they do, then they’ll need to up their offers significantly.