Newcastle United want to improve their defensive options in the upcoming transfer windows and have identified Benoit Badiashile as a target.
According to a report from Spanish outlet Fichajes, Newcastle United are keen on signing Benoit Badiashile. The Magpies are ready to pay a fee of around €40 million to secure the services of the AS Monaco defender.
Newcastle United have been flying high in the Premier League season, and they are currently third in the league table. Bringing in the right players in January could help them sustain their push for UEFA Champions League qualification, and it will be interesting to see whether Eddie Howe can bring in Benoit Badiashile from France.
The AS Monaco defender has established himself as one of the most sought-after centre-backs in Ligue 1, and he could prove to be a quality acquisition for Newcastle.
The Magpies have already improved their defensive unit significantly with the signing of Sven Botman from Lille. And it will be interesting to see whether they can bring in another defender from Ligue 1 in the coming months.
The reported €40 million fee can look like a bargain if Badiashile manages to settle into the Premier League and make an immediate impact. The French centre-back certainly has the physical attributes to thrive in English football
Newcastle have an ambitious project at their disposal, and there is no reason why the player would not be attracted to the option of joining them. There is no shortage of resources at the Tyneside outfit since the takeover, and they are the richest club in the world.
Howe has already made a number of quality signs like Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier and Alexander Isak who have improved the squad significantly. Adding another quality defender to the squad could help Newcastle United take the next step in their development.
The 21-year-old defender is highly rated in France, and he was linked with a move to Real Madrid recently. A move to Newcastle United would allow him to play alongside better players and better opposition in the Premier League, which will only accelerate his development.