Date: 7th August 2019 at 7:30pm
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’s swoop to sign defender Stanley Nsoki has hit the skids after failing to agree personal terms with the 20-year-old, according to Le Parisien.

The French newspaper claims that although the have agreed a £10.2million fee, plus a 15 per cent resale clause, with , they are struggling to clinch an agreement with the player.

It is understood that the deal to bring Nsoki to Tyneside is now on stand-by but could be restarted by if they were to table a bigger offer to the French defender.

OPINION

Nsoki is a good young player who has a lot of potential so it is not a surprise to see Newcastle being willing to pay over £10million for the versatile defender. Nsoki can play in the centre of defence, at left-back or even in the midfield so he is someone who could be a good addition at St James’ Park who has the ability to go on and become a good player. However if are failing to agree personal terms with a young player who has limited experience – should they want him? Nsoki played just 12 times in last for PSG and based on how the French giants splash the cash on high-profile signings, he may find it very difficult to ever break into the first team on a regular basis at the Parc des Princes. At Newcastle it would be different. wouldn’t want to spend over £10millin on a player who isn’t going to play so surely the plan was for Nsoki to play a key role at St James’ Park next season. It does not seem as though this deal will happen now though, unless the Magpies up their offer for the 20-year-old.