With the January transfer window opening in two months, clubs have already started looking for potential recruits sign in January, and a report in FootMercato claims that three Premier League sides have already found a target they want to buy.
Newcastle, Sunderland and Watford have all been linked with Anthony Koura of Olympique Nimes, the French Ligue 2 side who currently sit at the foot of the table.
Koura, an attacker, has played in 10 of Nimes’ 13 league games, scoring one goal. Although naturally a striker, he can also play on both the left and right wing, and has spent much of this campaign playing out on the left.
He currently has a contract with Nimes until the end of this season, and the report claims that the club are looking to cash in on him in January, and are willing to accept a bid of between £700,000 and £1 million for his services, fees that Newcastle, Sunderland and Watford are all willing to pay.
Who is Anthony Koura?
Koura is a 22-year-old attacker who started his career with Le Mans, before moving to Nimes in 2013. A former French youth international, he appeared at Under-17, -18, and -19 level for France, although he has failed to live up to the potential expected of him.
However, he has shown his talents in Ligue 2, despite playing in a struggling side, and clearly the three Premier League sides have seen enough to plan an approach for him in January.