Let’s take you back to early August, when Newcastle were going around France trying to find a young, left-footed centre-back.

Rafa Benitez and co.’s first port of call was Paris Saint-Germain’s Stanley Nsoki, who eventually rejected their advances, and for good reason.

The 19-year-old has emerged as a regular first-team player under Thomas Tuchel, playing in four of the Ligue 1 champions’ five games so far, starting three of them, all at left-back.

Having sold Yuri Berchiche and still not fully convinced by Layvin Kurzawa, Paris Saint-Germain have now decided to reward the youngster for his early season performances by giving him his first professional contract, which is likely to be unveiled in the coming days.

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As part of the deal, Nsoki is expected to earn more than €3m from his signing on fee, which is a stark contrast to the €5k/month he’s currently pocketing.

L’Equipe state that Newcastle’s, and especially Marseille’s interest in the 19-year-old is what caused Paris Saint-Germain to throw the cash at him, seemingly finally realising the talent they had at their disposal.

If anything, Nsoki can be grateful towards the Magpies, at least partially.