There is some worrying news today that Newcastle could lose out to Arsenal, in the race to sign star 15 year-old striker Aaron Spear from Plymouth Argyle.
Aaron Spear – Arsenal now challenging Newcastle for player
As we’ve reported already, the 15-year-old forward has held talks with Newcastle’s Executive Director of Football Dennis Wise, and scout Lil Fuccillo about 10 days ago, and we know FA Cup winners Portsmouth were also keen on his services.
And we also knew last week that Arsenal were interested, and that their boss Arsene Wenger was particularly keen on the youngster.
Arsenal have already had success in the teenage transfer market after beating off competition from rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton to complete a Â£5M deal for Cardiff’s brilliant 17 year-old Aaron Ramsay.
We had thought that Newcastle were in the driver’s seat with Spear, and that Aaron had set his heart on a move to Newcastle.
But we’d be a lot happier if young Aaron Spear was signed, sealed and delivered to Newcastle United.
These are the deals that can pay off big time for the club in the future, but we have to be successful with the very top youngsters, like Aaron Spear.