“I prefer Roma to Newcastle, as I prefer Serie A,” declared Nancy left-back Massadio Haidara.
The 20-year-old is hot property on the transfer market and over the last few days has been heavily linked with both clubs as well as Fiorentina.
“I prefer Roma to Newcastle, as I prefer Serie A,” Haidara told TMW.
“I’d love to play in Italy, though Newcastle are also a good team. I know that my agent has spoken to both clubs, we’ll see what happens.
“As far as I am concerned, I’d love to play in Italy.”
A France Under-21 international, Haidara is expected to cost around €5m.
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