Newcastle United are crying out for a new midfielder enforcer.

The club want to sign Joe Willock from Arsenal.

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But the 21-year-old is more of an attacking midfielder or box-to-box star.

The Magpies need a defensive-minded warrior-type in there, perhaps alongside Isaac Hayden.

One man who looks all set for the Premier League this summer is Boubakary Soumare.

The French star is reportedly on the verge of completing a £20 million move to Leicester City (Fabrizio Romano).

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Boubakary Soumare (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Soumare, of course, was a player Newcastle had interest in last year, with the club even failing with a £35 million bid.


The Shields Gazette reported that that bid was actually accepted, but it was the player who changed his mind.

Soumare is now set for the King Power, and this transfer has the potential to make for some very uncomfortable viewing for Newcastle fans.

Leicester recruitment suggests Soumare could flourish

Leicester recent history of signing players is very strong.

The Foxes have done some great deals in recent years, and them signing Soumare is further suggestion of his quality and potential.

Boubakary Soumare (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

There is every chance Soumare could really take to the Premier League.

And the fact Newcastle previously really wanted him will make his development very difficult to stomach for Newcastle fans, unless of course, the club sign someone of quality.

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