Newcastle United will face challenges in the summer for the senior players Keegan will try to entice to the club. That’s also true for some of the youngsters we will try to capture, and one example of that is 20 year old FC Brno midfielder Lubos Kalouda.
Lubos Kalouda – still a target for Newcastle United
Juventus were the first club after the youngster but Newcastle United moved in during January and almost completed the deal from under the noses of the Italian powerhouse. However, it appears that Newcastle remain favorites for the impressive Czech Republic youngster after almost clinching a deal on transfer deadline day last month.
Newcastle of course now have three executives at the club working full time on recruitment, and obviously one player clearly on their radar screen is Kalouda. Good news we heard last month, coming out of Italy, was the young midfielder will move to the Premiership in June.
The Brno-born midfielder Kalouda currently plays for his home town club, in the Gambrinus Liga of the Czech Republic, and apparently Brno want around Â£2.9M for the highly-rated youngster.
The news was that Juventus had seen Kalouda as the long-term replacement for Pavel Nedved, and the youngster was recently called up for the full Czech National squad, for the very first time in January.
He certainly looks an up and coming class player and we’d be very pleased if we can indeed capture the youngster. He would then be another young star to go with the 15 youngsters we focused on yesterday, 10 of which are still teenagers.
Kalouda was a member of the Czech Republic Under-20 team that won the silver medal at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Kalouda scored three goals in the tournament, and was one of the best players in the impressive Czech team.
We’d really like to see Newcastle announce they have signed a pre-contract agreement with the youngster, and that the transfer will be officially completed when the summer transfer window opens in June. The pre-contract could be signed at any time, the sooner the better as far as we are concerned.
Lubos stands just under 5’10” tall, and has so far played 24 times for Bnro and scored 5 goals. He turns 21 year-old in May of this year, and joined his home town club when he was 14 years old.