Fri 24 Nov 2023, 15:29 · Ash Harrison

Report: Newcastle now want highly sought after 21-year-old defender, he could cost just £20m

Report: Newcastle now want highly sought after 21-year-old defender, he could cost just £20m
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Newcastle United have added their name to a long list of clubs who want Le Havre captain Arouna Sangante.

According to Football Insider Newcastle have joined the queue for the 21-year-old who has no end of suitors including the likes of AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund as well as several Premier League sides.

Sangante burst onto the scene as a teenager in the 2021-22 season and has already been given the captain's armband at Le Havre.

Sangante has made 81 senior appearances already at just 21 years old

The French side are now bracing themselves for an avalanche of offers in January.

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Arouna Sangante is wanted by many top clubs

Newcastle are looking for a young, talented defender who can partner Sven Botman in the long term and Sangante looks like he fits the bill perfectly.

Sangante has made 10 appearances for Le Havre in Ligue 1 this season, helping his side to keep clean sheets in five of those games which include Lyon and Monaco.

Newcastle could pick up Sangante for just £20million

Football Insider claim that £20million could be enough to take Sangante away from Normandy with the club willing to sell in January.

With Yankuba Minteh already doing bits in the Eredivisie and Garang Kuol possessing a bucket of potential, Newcastle already have a couple of high-profile youngsters progressing through the youth system, not to mention the likes of Lewis Miley, Ben Parkinson, Lewis Hall and Tino Livramento who are already poking their heads through Eddie Howe's door for first-team action.

Newcastle are trying to bring in young, hungry players to turn into future stars and Sangante could be the latest name in the frame.