Fiorentina Still Want Toon Defender

Last updated : 19 June 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

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The DR Congo defender was a key part of Benitez's plans at the end of last season, starting the last nine Premier League games.

The 21-year-old impressed after his summer move from Anderlecht, but was unable to stop Newcastle from slipping into the Championship.

He has since been linked with a move to Italian side Fiorentina, but he has intimated he is prepared to stay at St James's Park after Benitez committed his future to the club.