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Newcastle man nears exit as reports suggest French deal agreed

Massadio Haidara
Massadio Haidara

Massadio Haidara looks set to depart St James's Park - with reports suggesting he has already agreed a deal elsewhere.

The defender joined Newcastle in 2013 but has made just 39 appearances on Tyneside in an underwhelming spell.

Indeed, the 25-year-old took the field just twice this season as Rafa Benitez preferred other defensive options while injuries blighted the Frenchman's progress.

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But now Haidara's spell at St James's Park looks to be coming to an end as reports from France suggest he has agreed a deal with RC Lens.

Foot365 report that Lens, who play in the second tier of French football, will hand the defender a two-year deal with an option to extend for a third year.

Haidara will not command a transfer fee with his contract at St James's Park set to expire this summer.