French star may join Enyeama at Lille


Lille's Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama walks during a warm up prior to the French L1 football match between Nice and Lille on November 1, 2015 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southestern France. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS

Lille’s Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama could be having Gouffran as teammate by January. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS

Out-of-favour Newcastle United forward Yoan Gouffran maybe teaming up with former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama at Lille latest transfer reports suggests.

Lille have been struggling in the Ligue 1 this season and they are keen to shore up their team to give a better fight from January.

As reported by The Chronicle, Gouffran, who has not scored for Newcastle since late January, is expected to be available for around £500,000.

The former Bordeaux player was linked with loan moves to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic over the summer but chose to remain with the Magpies and fight for first-team football which has still not been accorded him.

While at Bordeaux, Gouffran in 139 appearances scored 31 goals for his former Ligue 1 outfit. It however yet to be seen if the 29-year old striker will be the solution to the goal scoring problems of Lille who all season have scored just eight goals and are just above the drop zone presently.