Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara ‘REJECTS chance to join Newcastle United on loan after clubs agreed a deal’ on deadline day… and 21-year-old won’t be joining Wolves either
- Boubacar Kamara will now be staying at Marseille until at least January
- The 21-year-old interested Premier League sides Newcastle United and Wolves
- However, the midfielder turned down a move to St James’ Park on deadline day
Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Newcastle United on loan on deadline day.
The 21-year-old, who was also a Wolves target on the final day of the window, will now stay at the Ligue 1 club until at least January.
French radio station RMC reported that Newcastle had agreed a deal with Marseille but the versatile Frenchman opted to reject the chance to move to St James’ Park at the eleventh hour.
Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara has reportedly turned down the opportunity to join Newcastle
The 21-year-old, who was also a Wolves target, will now stay at the Ligue 1 club
The Magpies, according to the report, agreed a £2.2 loan fee, with an option to sign next summer permanently for £12.9m.
Yet Kamara has decided to remain at the Stade Velodrome for now, though his future is still uncertain with less than a year remaining on his contract.
He has made 121 appearances for the club, having made his first-team debut in 2016 at the age of 17.
Kamara has also represented France at youth-team level but is yet to be capped for the senior team.
It means Newcastle’s only major signing of the summer was landing Joe Willock from Arsenal
The versatile Kamara, who can play in both defence and midfield, was also interesting Wolves on deadline day.
It means Newcastle’s only major signing of the summer was landing Joe Willock from Arsenal for £22m.
They did however pull off a late move for Mexico under-23 international Santiago Munoz, who joins the club’s academy set-up on an initial 18-month loan deal.