Newcastle agrees deal for Haidara

Newcastle agrees deal for Haidara

Published Jan. 22, 2013 12:00 a.m. ET

Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign defender Massadio Haidara from French club Nancy.

The 20-year-old full back has made 17 appearances in Ligue 1 this season and will head to the north east for a medical.

"After 46 games and two-and-a-half years in the Nancy shirt, Massadio Haidara is leaving his former club for Newcastle United, currently sixteenth in the Premier League," a statement on the club's website read.

"The two clubs have reached an agreement and will finalise the transfer on Tuesday."