It is looking like one of the youngsters who is almost certain to join Newcastle United will be Bournemouth’s 18 year-old striker Sam Vokes.
Sam Vokes – moving to Newcastle in summer?
While Newcastle would have liked to tie up the deal now, for Â£250K, and then loan Sam back to Bournemouth, so they wouldn’t be impacted, it looks like the move will now be delayed until the summer.
The news coming from Bournemouth is Sam is only too willing to join Newcastle United, and he was over the moon when Bournemouth manager Kevin Bond told him Newcastle were interested in him.
The young 6’1â€ Southampton- born striker, who has dual English and Welsh nationality, says:
“I have been told by Kevin Bond that clubs are interested in me, and with the administration it seems that I will be sold eventually.â€“It has been a difficult season for us at Bournemouth, going into administration and ending up in the relegation zone with 10 points deducted has been tough.â€
“I know Newcastle have shown interest â€“ the gaffer called me in and told me that.â€ â€œBut I do not expect anything now until the summer, so my aim is to do my very best for Bournemouth and hope that we can get out of trouble.â€
A source on the south coast has already told journalists about Sam’s feelings when Sam heard that both Aston Villa and the Magpies were after him:
â€œSam knows all about Aston Villaâ€™s interest, but he is busting a gut to play for Newcastle, and the delay on his move up there is killing him.â€
Well it looks like Sam may have a busted gut when he finally arrives in the summer but it’s always nice when a player really wants to join our club. A little on Sam’s playing career we published in an earlier article on Sam.
Vokes has scored 12 goals for Bournemouth in 25 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 46 times for Bournemouth since his debut in 2006 has 15 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.