We reported this morning on the great youngsters we have at the club and how they are starting to perform so well for the Newcastle Reserves side.
It looks like we are after another promising teenager.
Sam Vokes – 18 year old 6′ 1″ Welsh Striker
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are ready to do a Â£250K deal for Bournemouthâ€™s teenage striker Sam Vokes.
Apparently negotiations are at an advanced stage and Newcastle hope to get the youngster to the club, and then let Sam stay at Bournemouth until the end of the season.
Aston Villa are also after Vokes but Bournemouth, managed by former Newcastle Assistant Manager Kevin Bond, are in administration and a quick cash deal for Vokes would help them out a lot. Newcastle are trying to do exactly that.
Vokes has scored 10 goals for Bournemouth in 24 starts this season, and he also has six assists. He was born in Lymington, England in October, and has dual nationality. He is already a Welsh Under-21 international, and scored in his International debut after just 36 seconds with a goal in a 4-0 victory over Northern Ireland – way to go.
Sam has played 45 times for Bournemouth since his debut in 2006 has 14 goals to his credit. Since debuting for the Wales Under-21 side he has played 7 times and scored 4 goals for the Under-21s.
He made his debut for Bournemouth on 5th December 2006, against Nottingham Forest and his first goal for Bournemouth came in the 1-1 away draw against Gillingham on the 16th December 2006.
This morning we had an article on just how uplifting it is for Newcastle fans to see some of our teenagers starting to play so well for the Newcastle Reserves side. They have now gone 8 games with just a single defeat.
Our Youth Strategy will ensure out future is bright whatever happens this season. It’s been a great move by new Chairman Chris Mort, to his credit.