Newcastle United are reported to be interested in Sheffield Wednesdayâ€™s young up and coming star Mark Beevers.
Mark Beevers – strong 6’4″ 18 year-old defender
The youngster is now playing for the first team at Hillsborough, and his performances are being tracked by a number of clubs, which now includes Newcastle United. Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea are all said to be interested in the youngster.
18 year-old Mark is a 6â€™4â€ defender who was born in Barnsley, England. He was recently placed on standby for the England under-19s upcoming game against Croatia on 5 February 2008. Andy Carroll is already in Englandâ€™s squad for that game.
Mark made his senior debut at Southampton in January 2007 at age 17, giving an accomplished display at the heart of the defense. He had joined the club at age 12. He is strong in the air and hard in the tackle and has continued to progress during his first full-time campaign at Hillsborough.
He has been a regular in the Owls Reserve team and was first called into the first team 16 for the FA Cup tie with Manchester City in January 2007, having been awarded a professional contract in late 2006. Mark has played 22 times so far for the Owls.
It seems like Â£1M is close to the fee it will take to get the youngster. However, it may be difficult to persuade Mark that his chances are better at Newcastle than at other clubs. That’s what weâ€™ll have to compete on, so at least we need to go after the youngsters we really want, and let the chips lie where they may.
On 28 January 2008, Sheffield Wednesday signed Beevers to an improved contract which runs through 2012.