Newcastle United scout Ivorian winger – but face Premier League competition for Le Mans man

Newcastle United are ‘regularly scouting’ Le Mans’ young Ivorian winger Stephane Diarra.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 12:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 12:06 pm
Le Mans' French forward Stephane Diarra (L) fights for the ball with Nice's French defender Malang Sarr during the French Ligue Cup round of 32 football match between Le Mans FC and OGC Nice on October 30, 2019 in Le Mans. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images)

The 20-year-old wideman, formerly of Rennes and Evian, has impressed in Ligue 2 for the Maine outfit this campaign – and according to L’Equipe that has alerted United’s talent spotters to the player.

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But Premier League rivals Leicester City and Celtic are also reportedly keeping tabs on the attacker.

Diarra, who also qualifies for France, has scored three goals and provided two assists in his 16 second tier games this campaign.