Newcastle United have reportedly submitted an enquiry to check the availability of Rennes and Ghana forward Kamaldeen Sulemana this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United have lodged an enquiry with Ligue 1 side Rennes to assess the possibility of signing 20-year-old winger Kamaldeen Sulemana in the ongoing transfer window.
Kamaldeen spent the formative years of his footballing career at the Right to Dream academy in his homeland of Ghana before arriving in Europe in 2020, when he joined Danish side Nordsjaelland. In 18 months at the club, he made 43 appearances, scoring 14 and assisting eight goals, in the process attracting interest from several clubs.
Kamaldeen was on the radars of teams like Liverpool, Bayern Leverkusen and Ajax last year. However, the winger joined Rennes instead and had a decent enough debut season, finishing with five goals and two assists from 27 matches. The 20-year-old is primarily a left-sided winger but can play through the centre or on the right.
Even though his numbers in his debut season in France were not eye-catching, Kamaldeen made an impression with his raw pace and ability on the ball. And Newcastle United have now set their sights on a move for the 20-year-old Ghanaian international, who already has 11 caps for the African nation.
Newcastle United are in the market for a new wide player to address their overreliance on Allan Saint-Maximin, who has become a subject of transfer enquiry from Chelsea and Tottenham. Miguel Almiron has failed to deliver the goods in front of goal despite his work ethic and energy while Ryan Fraser endured an injury-riddled campaign last time out.
So, it would bode well for Newcastle United to add another player to their attacking arsenal as they look to challenge for European football next season. Eddie Howe has his sights set on a move for Leeds United winger Jack Harrison. The Magpies have already seen a bid rejected for the Englishman, with the Whites holding out for a fee of £35 million.
It has forced Newcastle to look at other options, with Kamaldeen Sulemana emerging as one. Rennes side him for a fee of £17 million and value him at around £30 million. While the valuation should not be an issue for the Tyneside outfit, what remains to be seen is whether they are willing to invest in a youngster with little experience at the highest level.