Newcastle United are reported to be after a couple of youngsters they hope to sign in January, and are trying to get at least one of the deals done now. The first youngster is Real Madridâ€™s 20 year-old left back Krzysztof Krol.
Krol was in the Poland squad at the Under-20 World Cup in Canada this summer, and he has already told Polish newspaper Dziennik that he has received offers from Newcastle and Serie-A side Atalanta.
Krzysztof Krol – Polish Under-20 star signed by Real Madrid in January
“At Real it is not easy to break through. Coach Schuster has Gabriel Heinze and Brazilian Marcelo who both play my position.â€
“When a club buys a player for several million euros it is normal that this player will play and not a player from the reserve team. Luckily, I have some offers and the latest have come from Newcastle and Atalanta.”
“The Premiership is the best league in the world. In Spain the players are toying with the ball too much. Moreover, I would be a member of the first team at Newcastle.”
So should our current 21 year-old current left back Julio Enrique watch out? – maybe. But thereâ€™s certainly nothing wrong with Newcastle getting great young talent into the club and then developing them â€“ and we know Big Sam can do that. Krol looks a great prospect and was outstanding during this year’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup held in Canada
Krol was born on February 6, 1987 in RyduÅ‚towy, Poland and was bought by Real Madrid i=n January of this year from Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski. His surname, pronounced “Krul” means “King” in Polish. Feyenoord are a third club also said to be interested in the impressive young full-back.
The second player Newcastle are after is Danish Under-16 and AFG goalkeeper Esben Hojmark, who they have invited to Tyneside for a week-long trial. AGF sporting director Brian Steen told the Danish club’s official website:
“Newcastle’s invitation shows that AFG’s talent development is working well.â€
“We have accepted their offer as this will be a great experience for Esben who will get to know a whole new football culture and meet other players of his age.”
With the news that Newcastle have already signed French club Le Havreâ€™s 18 year-old striker Wesley Ngo Baheng, it certainly seems that Chairman Mortâ€™s policy of signing world class youngsters is speeding up and being put into action – quickly. This is excellent policy by Newcastle.
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