Newcastle United have been given permission to talk to Plymouth Argyle’s new Wayne Rooney, 15 year old Aaron Spear.
15 year-old Aaron Spear – are Arsenal the other club interested?
There were reports earlier in the week that Newcastle should be able to wrap up the signing of the much sought after Plymouth Argyle youngster this week.
But since then, there is news that another Premiership club have entered the fray. And we think that club could be Arsenal.
A youth policy at the Tyneside club has seen Newcastle bring in Ben Tozer from Swindon, and Tamas Kadar from Zalaegerszegi TE in Hungary, amongst others in January, and the club is still in the driving seat for 15-year-old striker Aaron Spear.
Newcastle’s Football Director Dennis Wise has already terms with the Championship club for Spear, but the Newcastle drive for the player may be complicated by another Premier League club, believed to be Arsenal, approaching Plymouth Argyle with a request to talk to the youngster.
And because of the London club’s deserved reputation for bringing on young players, securing Aaron’s signature is no longer a foregone conclusion for the Magpies.
Plymouth Argyle chief executive Michael Dunford said yesterday:
â€œNewcastle, and one other Premier League club have expressed an interest in Aaron Spear,â€â€œHe has been given permission to speak to them.”
“We would like to keep him but the lad appears adamant that he wants to talk to the Premier League clubs.”
“We are waiting to hear from Newcastle whether they have decided to sign him.â€
Make no mistake about it,Â if Newcastle can sign the youngster, it will be a huge coup for the club, and give our recruitment drive a much needed boost.
Let’s keep out fingers crossed, and we should know within a few days who the lad chooses.