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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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? 😀