17 Year-Old Hungarian Next Signing at Newcastle


There is news buzzing on Tyneside today that another 17 year-old youngster will soon be through the door at Newcastle United.

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Chris Mort – determined to bring great young talent to Newcastle

There are rumors that new Newcastle signing Ben Tozer watched the Reserves game against Sunderland from the stands last night. But also at the game was Hungarian Under-19 international Tamas Kadar and we fully expect 17 year-old Tamas Kadar to be signed, hopefully today, by the Newcastle club. It appears the club are attempting to get all the necessary paperwork from the English FA completed, before announcing the acquisition of the impressive youngster.

Tamas Kadar is Zalaegerszeg’s young defender, and he is currently playing in Hungary, but last month the youngster was invited for trials at both Bolton and Newcastle United. The 17 year-old Hungarian is a first team regular in Hungary, and scouts from both Newcastle United and Bolton have been very impressed by his performances for the Zalaegerszeg club this season. His favorite position is in central defense but he can also play on the left at the back.

Since both Newcastle and Bolton were interested, we suspect Sam Allardyce first lined him up while still manager at Bolton. And of course this latest capture will be 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.

The 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. When Tamas was over for his trials in mid-December he told Sky Sports:

“I really enjoyed being in England,” “In Bolton they would count me as a left-sided defender and in Newcastle I would play in the center of the defense. I admit this (central) is my favorite place on the pitch.”

“I know nothing about the financial details, but I did my very best and I know they both liked my performances.” “I was told that I would have a good chance to sign in England and my move might be realized in the winter transfer period.”

Kadar’s club Zalaegerszeg were not too interested in letting him go, after he made his debut for their first team last year, but of course were willing to listen to offers. We believe Newcastle have made more than an adequate offer, for the promising Hungarian. We think Tamas is probably the most likely of our young recruits to go straight into the first team squad and compete for a first team place. We hear he’s that good, and certainly the reports we have been receiving about the lad bear that out. We think he’s another excellent young player we have secured for the club’s future.

It looks like Newcastle beat out Bolton Wanderers for the youngster – and he could well be the 3rd youngster arriving in as many days at the club. Tamas follows 17 year-old Ben Tozer on Monday and 18 year-old Wesley Baheng yesterday. Wonder who we have lined up for tomorrow? 😀

Comments welcome.


51 comments so far

  • James

    Jan 9, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve heard loads of good reports about this kid.

    Before anyone asks why we are signing kids and where the big signings are – remember it is easier for Mort to tie up the deals for the kids quickly because the contracts are simplier. When you start dealing with the first 11 signings you’ve got clubs, agents, all sorts to deal with.

    Kadar is a great addition to the youngster line up – the best one we have signed so far.

    Hopefully people talk about the Newcastle kids in the same light as the Arsenal ones in years to come. At least thats what Mort wants.

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 9, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #2

    The Hammers are after him as well so i hope we can finalize this deal quickly.

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  • Chris

    Jan 9, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m over the moon that the club are recruiting youngsters. You get them for a small fee. If a handful grow to their potential then you’ve saved absolute millions on transfer fees. Well done mort and Co, and please can we have lots more!

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  • Tez131

    Jan 9, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #4

    TBH I have not heard a lot about this kid, do we know any thing about him like height, no. of appearances etc?

    If anyone could find a video of him playing would be good. I tried youtube but nothing there.

    Keep the recruitment up – you can never out spend the top 4 clubs (even though we have sometimes tried) but this is the way to bridge the gap. We just need to make sure we can get them to full potential.

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  • James

    Jan 9, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Tez131 – Kadar is the only youngster we have signed that would be a major coup for Newcastle. Top notch defender. Really hope the deal goes through today.

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  • Tez131

    Jan 9, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #6

    @James
    Have you seen him play?
    By the sounds of reports I am hearing he would be a real coup.

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  • Leo

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #7

    go straight into the squad, i doubt that very much

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  • Mart

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #8

    To confirm – Ben Tozer was at the reserve game last night.
    Kadar sounds good and yes it’s good to see us bringing in quality young players.
    Can we have some quality players for the first team please !

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #9

    i might be of some assistance, i’ve seen the lad a couple of times since i’m hungarian.

    he’s 1.88 cm tall and 74 kg. he’s an U-17 and U-19 international and one of Hungary’s highest rated youngsters.

    Intersting fact he’s a 2 time national champion at Handball.

    he was also on a trial at Reggina but he said he loved Newcastle the most. He played a full 90 mins for us in the closed doors game against Hartlepool.

    the reported fee id 650.000 pounds.

    this is he’s web page :

    http://gportal.hu/portal/kadi/

    He’s the most promising of the 3 and with the biggest chance of playing in the first team.

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  • Hammy

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #10

    He’s certainly got more medals and cups than the toon….

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  • obafemimartins

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    could of had one youngster for every day of the week if luke freeman signed for us instead of arsenal.

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  • toonfan1

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #12

    my friend has just rang me to say that martin laursen is heading to tottenham. not sure if this is true or if he is bullshiteing but if true i think we are missing out on this lad. be a real asset.

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  • Gallacher_the_Horse

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ve just had two calls from mates to say Allardyce has gone. Is this correct?

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  • Southern_Magpie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #14

    SAM SACKED!!!

    Out of the blue or what??

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  • Bosck

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #15

    gllacher according to official site yeah.

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1210966,00.html

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  • rich

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    sky ports news report sam sacked.

    What a fricking joke our club is, absolute joke.

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    fookin’ shite !!!!!!!!! i’m in shock

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1210966,00.html

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  • Rob Kirton

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Yep Sam has gone. On BBC Radio right now

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19

    BSA P45!

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  • Leo

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #20

    haha who is going to want to come to our club now…. and who is going to be our manager!!!!!

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  • obafemimartins

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #21

    who expected that? all the talk that he would be here for a long time from mort. what a load of crap.

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #22

    this is a fookin bad joke…….jesus.

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  • Bosck

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #23

    what about all his comments today about transfers??

    even said its by mutual consent.

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  • Jason

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Big Sam just been sacked!!!!!!!!

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  • Midjew

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #25

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_3033322,00.html

    Sky Link.

    WHEN AND WHY?? WHO ON EARTH ARE WE GONNA GET STUCK WITH NOW ANDDDDDDDDDD THAT PUTS AN END TO ANY NEW SIGNINGS THAT WE NEED!!!
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    Another crap season

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  • Bosck

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #26

    ok mourinho or hitzfeld thats my two options.

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  • Midjew

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #27

    i will ONLY BE HAPPY if we get Jose Murinho!

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  • Rob Kirton

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Midjew: Another crap season? We were already having that !!

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  • UTD111

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Hmmm Toonking, 1.88cm isnt very tall – about 3/4inch in english!! did you mean 1.88m? That would make him erm 6ft-ish in english?

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  • Southern_Magpie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #30

    I can’t believe it, I understand the decision by I thought he would be given the season. Mort backed him only a few days ago, seems a weird time to be getting rid. In my view there would be more and better managers available in the summer…

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #31

    NOT SHEARER! PLEASE NOT SHEARER!
    WHOEVER COMES WILL SURELY GET A POCKET FULL OF PENNYS TO SPEND AS THIS IS ASHLEYS APPOINTMENT.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #32

    thank fook, now the new maanger gets time to prep for next season and to start well from the off!

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  • Callum

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #33

    Allardyce gone!

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  • Ed

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Big Sam is out!

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  • Toon Al

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #35

    ALLARDICE SACKED

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  • iain

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #36

    methinks sam has had a barny with mort/ashley over transfer funds.

    either that or some targets have said they would happily play for nufc but not allardyce.

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle United have parted company with manager Sam Allardyce, Sky Sports News understands.

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #38

    yeah UTD111 i meant 188 cm, 1,88 m , that’s 6.1 feet.

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  • obafemimartins

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #39

    now we have pearson in charge for man u. no offence to him but he isnt really very good. i feel sorry for sam that he wanted to leave but i can only up a new manager will do for us what it has done for spurs. we will need a new manager quick to buy players for the first team because pearson wont get money to spend.

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m pretty good at Championship Manager- even won the Champions League with Mansfield once! Wouldn’t fancy taking on the Toon though- Lippi maybe? Think Jose is not able to manager another Prem club this season- part of his agreement when he left Chelsea.
    Big Phil? Sven?- missed the boat there.

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