In the battle to get Rennes defensive Faitout Maouassa Manchester United are expected to struggle with Newcastle, The Sun reports.
The dynamic left-back excelled this season for his ambitious French club, helping them to take third place in Ligue 1. This season Maouassa scored 3 goals in 32 appearances for Rennes. The 21-year-old can also act as a left winger or on the left side of the midfield-fittingly for a player.
Sources in Paris say that both Unified and the new-rich Magpies have been seeking information about potential offers this summer for the £10million-rated starlet.
Newcastle gained back interest after they rejected a £7million bid in January 2019 for him. Shortly afterwards, Maouassa said he dreamed about playing in the Premier League but he also felt too young to go abroad.
The Paris-born player has earned 40 caps from under-17 through to under-21 for France’s junior sides. Nevertheless, he was given the ability to play for the senior team of DR Congo, while his parents come from the African country.