Cameroon international midfielder Achille Emana, who is currently playing for the French club Toulouse, is Kevin Keegan latest summer recruitment target.
The 25-year-old midfielder is under contract until 2011, but his agent said he wants to looking for a new challenge after Toulouse's league campaign end with disappointment only a year after tasting the Champions League. The Press Association is understood that we have opened the first initial talks with Emana.
“Achille is ready to play in the Premier League and Newcastle is a team he would relish playing for.” his advisor Sebastien Thiery said “He is strong and is a box-to-box midfielder who also possesses a lot of pace.”
Joining the Valencia youth system in his early football career, Emana is understood to be looking to play in either England or Spain for the next step in his career. Spanish clubs Seville and Real Betis, FA Cup winners Portsmouth and West Ham are our current potential competitors for his signature.
Emana was included in Cameroon national team alongside Geremi in this year African Nations Cup tournament where their team lost 1-0 to Egypt in the final match.