Thu 20 Jun 2024, 19:00 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle set to miss out on long-term £15m target as 20-year-old makes decision on future

Newcastle set to miss out on long-term £15m target as 20-year-old makes decision on future
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Eddie Howe looks set to miss out on another long-term target as a young winger Newcastle United have been keeping tabs on for a couple of years has made his mind up on his future.

Newcastle were among several Premier League sides who had an interest in Lyon and France U21 international Rayan Cherki.

The 20-year-old has been watched by Newcastle for a while with reports linking the Magpies to a move going back to October 2023.

Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham have all registered and interest too, but it looks like all are set to miss out.

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Rayan Cherki looks to be PSG-bound

PSG are making their move to sign Rayan Cherki

Rayan Cherki looks set to become Paris Saint-Germain's latest homegrown acquisition as the French champions looks to hoover up all the top young French talent to grow into stars rather than forking out big money on megastars.

Now HITC has claimed that PSG are pushing forward with their acquisition of Rayan Cherki who is set to cost them around £15million.

The report also claims that Cherki, who was born in Lyon and came through their academy, is keen on the move to Paris.


Rayan Cherki can play all across the front line

The versatile forward is comfortable playing anywhere across the front line and did just that for Lyon last season in his 39 outings for the club in all competitions where he also managed three goals and nine assists.

Cherki was part of France's U21's side at last summer's U21 European Championships and actually looked like a decent player, but we have to say twelve goal contributions in 39 games doesn't set the heart racing.

Newcastle's interest in Cherki had seemed to have cooled recently, combined with reports of having a poor attitude, we don't think Eddie Howe will be losing too much sleep over missing out on this one.