We are getting reports and there are strong rumors in Swindon tonight, that their 17 year-old promising left back, Ben Tozer has been signed by Newcastle United.
Ben Tozer – sold to Newcastle United?
We reported on Ben Tozer a couple of days ago and he is a very promising English defender, who has been linked with a host of Premier League sides. Those sides include Everton, where he had a trial 2 weeks ago. Also Portsmouth are interested and more recently, Newcastle United have allegedly been interested in the 17 year-old.
The transfer of Tozer has not been confirmed by anybody yet, least of all Newcastle United, but we wanted to report these rumors, because they are circulating in Swindon tonight.
Ben Tozer is valued at around Â£1M, and would be part of Chris Mort’s new strategy of identifying young players early on, and then bringing them to the club to complete their football development. This mimics the way Arsenal have built their squad of excellent players over the last 10 years. Tozer did not play today in Swindon Townâ€™s 3-0 loss to Brighton today despite being available.
Again, this has not been confirmed, but there are strong rumors circulating around Swidon tonight that Newcastle United have indeed singed Tozer. We’ll keep tabs on the situation and bring you any more news, as soon as anything new becomes available.