Mostly linked with Newcastle United since Rafa Benitez’s side expressed an interest over the summer, Jonathan Bamba has another admirer in England.
The Saint-Etienne forward, who is currently in the midst of a contract renewal storm with his club, is available on a free from June, and the teams are allegedly queuing up to approach him in a couple of months, including Huddersfield Town.
Sent to the reserves for a while after his demands were deemed unreasonable, the 21-year-old has been since reintegrated, mostly out of necessity, and his entourage have agreed to sit down once more with the Ligue 1 side and try and sort something out.
Capable of playing up front or down the wing, Bamba’s pace and ability to skip past players has apparently caught the eye of Huddersfield manager David Wagner, who, according to Le10 Sport, has sent scouts to watch him repeatedly over the past few weeks.
Of course, scouting doesn’t mean a move will be made, but it would be foolish to believe that Huddersfield wouldn’t be there with a deal were the young forward’s contract with Saint-Etienne to enter its final six months.
They would have to face some tough competition, like Inter, Fiorentina or the aforementioned Newcastle, but it’s not like money is an issue in England, is it?
That, and they’re probably one of the few clubs capable of guaranteeing Bamba first-team football.