There is news in a number of papers today, plus Sky Sports that 17 year old Swedish starlet Samuel Adjei is hoping to seal a move to Newcastle United.
The 17-year-old currently plays for Swedish side Jonkoping Sodra, who play in the second highest Swedish league, Superettan. and he is getting the attention of a number of bigger clubs including Newcastle United and Porto.
However, as seems to happen regularly these days is that Newcastle have been the first to make an offer for the winger, and the player seems delighted at Newcastle United’s interest in him.
The youngster was at Newcastle’s training grounds in November and may have been one of the Swedish contingent that has been at our training grounds in the last couple of weeks too.
It would appear that he has impressed the Newcastle management enough for the club to make a bid for him and now he is imploring his club to do the deal with Newcastle.
Samuel told his local newspaper Jnytt:
“Chances like these don’t just grow on trees, so when it appears you wanna grab it,”
“The interest is big and they want me.”
” I hope that Newcastle and Jonkoping Sodra can make an agreement.”
However, his club seem not to be convinced he will be leaving as Director Daniel Segerfeldt said:
“Both we and Newcastle have seen there is an interest around Samuel,”
“Our approach is that he is going to play for us.”
This could be difficult for the Swedish club, especially when the youngster wants to come to Newcastle.
We’ll have to wait and see, but Newcastle seem to have done their homework on young players for the January window – that’s for sure.
We need four new players in at the senior level and things could start looking a lot better.