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Newcastle set to battle with European club for highly rated French defender



Newcastle United are interested in French starlet Mickael Nade, according to French media outlet France Football.

The Saint-Etienne youngster’s contract is set to expire in the summer and this has alerted a number of potential suitors.

The promising young defender has featured 15 times for Saint-Etienne’s youth sides this season and is highly rated, drawing comparisons to Chelsea and France defender Kurt Zouma.

Mickael Nade is yet to make his first team debut for Saint-Etienne, though, and he could leave in the summer because of his contract situation.

The 18-year-old has attracted interest from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg but they face competition from England, with Newcastle United also expressing an interest.

The teenage prodigy is on Newcastle’s radar as both the Magpies and RB Salzburg have made approaches for Nade after monitoring his contract situation with Saint-Etienne.

The report suggests that Newcastle have offered the young Frenchman professional terms for next season.

Newcastle fans – would you like to sign Nade? Would he add anything to your team? Let us know in the comments below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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Article title: Newcastle set to battle with European club for highly rated French defender

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