Newcastle United is undergoing various fitness tests but terms have been agreed with the 17 year-old Swindon Town player and he is expected to sign in the next day or so.
Ben Tozer – great future ahead for this boy
Since Ben Tozer has only played 7 games for Swindon Town Newcastle may elect to send him out on loan in the next few weeks, once heâ€™s had a chance to look around his new club and meet with the players.Â But it seems like Sam wants him to go and get some playing experience and lots of Championship sides seem to be lining up to take young Tozer on loan for the rest of the season.
Sam spoke to the Evening Chronicle for the very first time in a story we helped to break last Saturday night:
â€œHe is only 17 and he is obviously one for the future.â€ â€œAnd yes, there is a possibility Ben will be allowed to go out on loan.â€
â€œBut first we want him to stay here for two or three weeks so that we can look at him and he can look at us.â€
Allardyceâ€™s talented staff will work on Tozer, and the young defender will have to undergo a series of fitness and other tests before he actually signs for the club. But it looks once those formalities are completed over the next few weeks he could see himself playing in the Championship by mid January. Whoever he plays for we’ll need to watch those games, somehow, so we all can take a look at the youngster.
Maybe it’s just us, but the local press in Newcastle have been saying these transfers will not excite the fans – but we think it’s great that the club is bringing in these youngsters. While it’s not easy to pick them out at such a young age, it’s a terrific strategy to almost guarantee our future as a club challenging for honors every year. So we are excited about it.
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