Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers are both said to be interested in Zalaegerszeg’s 17 year-old defender Tamas Kadar.
The young defender has apparently been invited for trials to both Premiership clubs after impressing for his club over the last year.
Chairman Chris Mort - interested in bringing young stars to Newcastle
The 17 year-old Hungarian is already a first team regular and scouts from both Newcastle United and Bolton have been impressed by his performances for the Zalaegerszeg club.
Since both Newcastle and Bolton are said to be interested, we suspect Sam Allardyce probably first lined him up while at Bolton. Of course this is in line with Newcastle’s new policy of finding players young, who have yet to make the grade. The plan is to finish their development at the club, which mirrors the way Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have captured many of their star players over the last several seasons. It is something that Sir Bobby Robson also tried, but it’s not always easy identifying these players while so young.
This strategy has been detailed recently by Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort and this is about the fifth youngster we have been linked with in the last couple of months. he Hungarian Under-19 international has recently helped Hungary reach the qualifying stages of the European Championships, where they beat Wales as part of their qualification process.
Newcastle and Bolton Wanderers are probably not the only clubs monitoring the progress of the youngster, and reports in his homeland suggest Bolton are now willing to offer the Zalaegerszeg youngster a trial at the club. Kadar’s club Zalaegerszeg are not too keen on letting him go, after he made his debut for their first team last year, but are said to be at least willing to listen to offers.
It is also reported that Kadar is already on his way to England for a trial, but we don’t know if this is for a trial at Bolton or Newcastle United. We’ll keep you updated on any developments with Kadar, as we cover the upcoming transfer negotiations in January.