Report: Newcastle and Sunderland linked with Nimes attacker Anthony Koura

French Flags

Newcastle, Sunderland and Watford all reportedly want to sign Anthony Koura.

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.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch