Newcastle have agreed a contract in principle for Saint-Étienne’s 17 year old centre back Nathan Dekoké, but who exactly is he?
We called upon Saint Étienne expert and colleague Dylan Dusart to provide you with an informed viewpoint on the player:
‘Nathan Dekoké is a young player currently in the youth academy at St Étienne, who has never played a professional match for the club, excluding friendlies. He plays with the France U18’s and is one of St Étienne’s best youngsters alongside Gattier and Saint-Maxmin.’
‘The manager is not counting on him, with fierce competition for the defensive positions in the first team already. He can play at centre back or at left back.’
‘His contract expires in June 2014 and it seems like he wants to leave so that he can get a chance somewhere else. Fulham are interested alongside Newcastle.’