Date: 1st November 2019 at 8:24am
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Representatives of Strasbourg midfielder Ibrahima Sissoko have suggested that have yet to make contact with him, according to the Chronicle.

It is understood that are eyeing up the 22-year-old as one of a number of potential signings as Bruce looks to pull his away from a relegation battle this , as per the Chronicle.

And while Sissoko’s people regard a possible switch as “very interesting”, they also deny United making contact with the Frenchman as of yet.

OPINION

It’s clear that Newcastle United need to strengthen in January. After a patchy start to the season, relegation is still a looming spectre, and the sooner can do something to combat that, the better. That being said, whether they need to strengthen in the centre of the park is a matter of . The Longstaff brothers, Isaac Hayden, and Jonjo Shelvey are all capable of playing the same role that Sissoko does, and you would imagine that finding a goalscorer would be a bigger priority. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old is an exciting prospect. With 1.4 tackles per game, plus a pass success rate of 84.5% this season, as per Whoscored, it’s clear that he is a no nonsense, old school midfield enforcer. Maybe that kind of steeliness wouldn’t go amiss in the engine room.