Newcastle owners ‘identify Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi as potential transfer target’ after impressing on loan spell at Ligue 1 side Marseille
- Newcastle are interested in signing Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi next summer
- Guendouzi has fallen out of favor with the Emirates and is currently on loan
- However, the French midfielder has impressed during his time at Marseille
Newcastle are reportedly looking at a transfer for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
The 22-year-old has fallen out of favor with the Emirates and is currently away on loan from the club for a second year.
He spent last season at Hertha Berlin and has impressed so far this season at Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Newcastle could reportedly make a move for Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi
Foot Mercato has now reported that the new Saudi Arabian-led regime is interesting for bringing the youngster to St James’ Park next summer.
It was a hectic few weeks for the club after the takeover of the club from Mike Ashley – making them the richest club footballer.
Steve Bruce was sacked last month and after failing to convince Unai Emery to leave Villarreal, they are going to hire former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe to lead the team.
Newcastle owners are interested in the Frenchman and could sign him next summer
Guendouzi is currently on loan to Marseille, where he has been praised for his strong performances
Guendouzi has been hailed for his brilliant performance in Ligue 1 so far this season, scoring three goals and providing the same number of assists.
His performances have been rewarded in recent times with calls up to France’s international competitions in September and October – although he has yet to earn his first cap.
However, Guendouzi has gained a ‘bad boy’ reputation and hasn’t started for the Gunners since a 2-1 defeat to Brighton in June 2020.
Guendouzi has been out of Arsenal’s squad since their 2-1 defeat to Brighton in June 2020
After an altercation with Neal Maupay, he was excluded from the roster due to a ‘history of problems’ over his attitude and behaviour.
In September, it was also reported that Marseille players were ‘tired’ and ‘struggling’ with the French midfielder.
It came after the hot-headed Frenchman confronted teammate Gerson on the pitch during their 3-2 defeat to Lens.