Newcastle United targeting Montpellier winger Thomas Robert, son of club legend Laurent Robert
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Newcastle United targeting Montpellier winger Thomas Robert, son of club legend Laurent Robert

​Newcastle United are set to overtake Scottish sides Celtic and Rangers in the race to sign Montpellier winger Thomas Robert.

Robert has no featured for the senior team but he has been putting in impressive displays for the youth teams.

The 19-year-old happens to be the son of Newcastle legend Laurent Robert and that means that the Magpies could be pushing for the deal to materialise.

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle are set to offer the youngster who plays wide like his father the opportunity to showcase his talent at St James' Park.

If the deal was too be sealed, it would be tough for Celtic and Rangers to secure the youngster's signature.

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