17 Year Old Swedish Star Pleads To Come To Newcastle


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.

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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.

Comments welcome.



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100 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Bring him in, we need players like these however JK must learn how to develop youngsters

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  • Darling27

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    I just hope that with all these young players coming in that they’ll be developed properly and won’t all end up being crocked.

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Bring Him in sounds decent + Raitala

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    darling- i thnk if richard moneys here then they’ll be fine his doin great job with the academy

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  • sweendog

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    looks to be useful .. still need first teamers as well, but this player sounds like a possible 1st teamer for next year..

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  • G

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Whilst Money isn’t doing anything wrong with the youngsters, I can’t help feeling that I would be glad if we got Glenn Roeder back to work with the accademy again! Although I do not rate him as a manager, I still say he is the best coach for developing youngsters in the country.

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    could be a good signing, but lyk all the other top young players were signing will probly be pointless cos we never ever give any of them a chance in the 1st team!! how come we’re quick off the mark bidding for youngsters but not so much with senior players??

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  • dougnufc

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, the good thing about Glenn is that he give chances to our young ones.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    17..surely that is far to Old.
    : )

    On a serious matter is it too much for Mike to get in proven quality professionals?

    I am bored senseless with the toon…just no excitement.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    G .. agreed .. roeder was very good with the youngsters .. I’d be happy if he came back but can’t see it.. even though he’s looking work..

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    nick69 – mike Ashley wants to be the next arsenal and get youth in early

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  • ToonIreland

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Cant Help but feel that MA has instrucked Wise to buy up al the yound talent round europe — we’ll bring them through to the 1st team in the next few years and sell at huge pofit! he is a bussiness man first and foremost!

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #13

    G- dont talk nonsense roeder the best for developing players? im sure arsenals academy would have something to say about that!! and dont you remember tha plyers that glenn roeder brought through, they were garbage, matty patison, alan obrien etc, our academy is doin 10 times better now under money than it ever did under roeder and we finally look like having a lot of top quality players coming through in lua lua, kadar, krul ranger etc

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  • sweendog

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #14

    we’d need a manager like Hiddink/Van gaal to develop the youngsters onwards .. but can’t see this happening.

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    toon sydney- i know that, and i agree with getting in youngsters but like i say the never ever get a chance in our team, and we need to secure our present before we can concentrate on our future!

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Whats wrong with Richard Money ?

    Hes doing a cracking job

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Pattison was an overweight pile of trash.

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  • doofa the loofa

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #18

    never mind the goon model, villa’s way of picking up 1 or 2 sensible quality player each window is the way to go… but then they do have a quality manager. how could you respect jfk when he can’t even respect himself….

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #19

    real entertainers- exactly my point mate, hes doin a better job than roeder ever did IMO and as far as roeder being the best in the country at bringing youngster through thats laughable, i mean he brought us matty pattison and alan obrien, arsenal brought fabregas, clichy, denilson, diaby etc

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  • G

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Nick 69 – I wouldn’t consider my opionion nonsense. The man could only work with the resources at his disposal, whilst you may have a point with the Gooners academy situation, I still believe the youngsters developed under Glenn did ok for us when we asked. Young Andy Caroll was one of Roeders boys and he seems to be doing ok so far, although it is early days yet. David Edgar was another one of Roeders’ boys too if memory serves.

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  • repo

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    And ginger….

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #22

    villa also have a excellent owner who is willing to invest in buying top players, we have a sh*t manager and a sh*t owner!!

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Copy/Paste from previous blogg:

    About the swedish boy Samuel Adjei. Had not heard of him before but googled some info on the boy. Contracted for Jönköping Södra in the swedish 2:nd division = championship division in England. Has not played for the first team yet as he was promoted from the youthteam for the comming season witch starts in April. Last season he was loaned to a division 6 team. Couldnt find any info or stats on him but reading from some forums he seems to be a glowing talant and a U16 international.

    Newcastle has put in a bid but it was rejected be Jönköping Södra so I hope the club comes back with an approved bid. Porto and even Arsenal seems intrested according to sources on a forum

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  • doofa the loofa

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #24

    lol

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #25

    G- im not saying glenn did a bad job, but he didnt do an excellent job either, lets face it, andy caroll and david edgar will be fringe players here until we get a decent owner who will buy us the quality we need, then they well be realsed and go on to play championship football at best

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  • doofa the loofa

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    i’d find it hard to trust jfk in the market come to think…but hes not there for that is he.

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #27

    I personally don’t rate Villa as high as everyone else. The squad MON has assembled is far from great. Signings like Sidwell, Milner, Shorey and Cueller are hardly going to boost them into the Champs League. You remove the pace from Villa i.e. Young, and they are a largely predictable and ordinary side.

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  • big boomer

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #28

    Get him in but like others on the blog I think nufc are bad at developing and bringing young players through. I also wish managers would stop saying that players at 20 and 21 are too young for first team foootball hell I mean there are 17 year olds fighting for queen and country.

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  • G

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #29

    Absolutely right Boomer, I was one of them, got the scars to prove it! In the words of a famous pundit, if your’e good enough, your’e old enough.

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  • Ericles

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #30

    He wants us. Great. get him in and bring him on!

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #31

    nick

    thats probz coz there is more money involved and the deals drag on coz wise is haggling to get the lowest price and given the budget he has i dont blame him

    so here is what i wreckon our youth team could be for the future and who i would compare him to

    ________________krul______________

    ?__________bass/tozer___kadar_______?

    adjei/gostonyi__guth???????????????__lualua

    _____ranger/carroll/spear/vuckic/baheng

    krul=buffon-coz he could be best keeper in the world or so i have heard

    bassong=thuram-coz he is pacey and i think he will be bril

    tozer=woodgate-have no idea why i said this

    adjei=????????

    gostonyi=?????????????//

    lualua=???-not sure coz though he will be good i am not sure how good as i havent seen a lot

    ranger=shearer-just what i have heard

    carroll=heskey-coz he seems like the type who will battle and be a realy good team player the question is can he score at the highest level

    spear=rooney-just what i have heard

    baheng=?-looked good in ressie’s b4 he gt injured

    vuckic=rooney

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  • hitman

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #32

    we need players in now not for the future.

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Beye lad…some comparisons there fella..lol

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #34

    looney

    yeah l0l

    potentielly not a bad side

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #35

    i forgot vuckic

    i said he is the next rooney coz i asked some 1 on the domzale youtube vid how gd he will be and they replied if he works realy hard he could be as good as rooney his goalscoring ratio is 13 in 15 though i imagine being 6,3 he will be a different player entirely

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  • Dragonera

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #36

    Lovenkrands claims he is not going to be the only new signing before the City game

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #37

    hitman…..

    we need both…

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  • geordie jock

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #38

    We need 1st team players in urgently but will not get them because Ashley will not spend any money on players. This joke of an owner ( don’t bleat on about ” he’s paid off the debt”) is just a rich B*****d who wanted a toy to play with and it just happened to be us. This wonderful owner and brilliant business man who wasn’t even clever enough to check the books properly before buying the club and finds he is in debt. I can only pray someone comes in in the summer and buys the club from this effin idiot .

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #39

    and where have you read that Dragonera?

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  • Newckie

    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #40

    All good stuff in the long term.

    However this is all preventative not curative and boy do we need a cure. Ala hitman I concur.

    Communication is essential in any business and this being a religion dictates far more than that!

    There is no doubt we are fickle! After all anyone would be that wore their heart on their sleeve.
    That is why we will always be at the mercy of the preditorial pres see gutter splutter!

    Alas it is that very essence of character that exposes us to such suffering.

    This is Newcastle United and we have pride. Howay divn’t kill the spirit!

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