Newcastle United could sell defender Ciaran Clark if they sign Paris St-Germain defender Stanley N’Soki, according to the Chronicle.
The regional newspaper claim that an £11million fee for Nsoki has been mooted but the French giants are believed to want a 20% sell-on clause included in a deal.
The Chronicle report that Bristol City and Crystal Palace are both in contact about signing Clark as the Magpies are fielding their interest, and state that the English duo have been told the centre-back will cost in the region of £6million to £7million.
It seems Clark should have his bags packed ready as he could soon be leaving St James Park. With his exit depending on the arrival of N’Soki, there is a chance he could end up staying, but the Chronicle’s report claim Bruce is aiming to make progress with transfers this week, so you can’t rule out the 20-year-old left-back being signed. Clark will no doubt jump at the chance to join Crystal Palace and stay in the Premier League, as you feel he’d only move to the Championship with Bristol City if playing time was his main concern. However, the centre-back has been content with playing a bit-part at the Magpies in recent years, so he may rather just risk not being guaranteed playing time by moving to Palace if it means staying in the Premier Leaguer rather than dropping down a level. Clark, who earns £35,000-a-week (Source: Spotrac), made only 14 appearances in his 2018/19 season, with 11 of those coming in the league, and did prove to be a useful back-up option. The defender scored three goals, won 3.9 aerials duels per game and averaged a weirdly high rating of 7.06 in his latest league campaign (Source: WhoScored).