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Two French Players Linked to Newcastle United

French Fullbacks seems to be on the Wishlist for Rafa Benitez

RC Strasbourg v OGC Nice - Ligue 1 Photo by Franck Kobi/Icon Sport via Getty Images

French Football reports that Newcastle United are interested in two French fullbacks Kenny Lala (Strasbourg) and Valentin Rosier (Dijon).

RC Strasbourg v SM Caen - Ligue 1 Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Lala is an attack minded full-back which would play well into Rafa’s 5 at the back formation. He is very good attacking with the ball and is a sound defender. The 27 year old has been one of the best full-backs in the league this season.

Lala has made 17 starts this season in Ligue 1 tallying an impressive 3 goals and 6 assists so far. It is expected that a bid around £12M could be enough to get the player.

Stade Rennais v Dijon FCO - Ligue 1 Photo by Vincent Michel/Icon Sport via Getty Images

The second French full-back linked is Valentin Rosier. The 22 year old plays for bottom feeders Dijon and has made 17 starts with an impressive 4 assists on the season so far.

Valentin is similar to Lala as he is great on the ball and is always looking for something creative. The thing that really seperates Rosier from other full-backs is his defensive ability. He is really good at reading passing lanes and starting counter attacks.

It is rumored that Rosier would go for a fee of around £8M.