Knockaert flattered by Newcastle link

Guingamp striker Anthony Knockaert says he is 'flattered' by interest from Newcastle.

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The highly-rated 20-year-old has been linked with The Magpies for a number of months talks have taken place between the Premier League club and his agent.

The French youth international, who can play as a striker or out wide, is rated very highly in his homeland, but he has revealed he could soon be the next Frenchman to make the move to Tyneside.

When asked about Newcastle's interest, he told FootMercato: "They are in touch with my agent.

"Now, I take care of my own work and nothing else.

"My agent does not put all that in my mind so I can continue to work in the best way.

"I do my job, many young people take it too seriously."

He admits it is flattering to here of Newcastle's interest.

"Yes, sure it's flattering," he continued.

"But I will not give up until one day I am at the highest level. But now I work for the team."

Knockaert admits he would love to follow in the footsteps of former Guingamp stars such as Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda.

"I always look to such examples, it helps me move forward," he said.

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