Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Swedish star youngster , his, according to his club.
Samuel is one of the youngsters we were after in January, and he was more than keen to come to Tyneside, but at that time his club said he had to stay with them.
The Sweden Under-16 striker, who turned 17 in January, is due to finalize a move from Swedish second division side Jonkopings Sodra IF having impressed during a trial in the autumn.
Porto were also said to have been pursuing the Swedish youngster, but it looks like Newcastle have won the race for the impressive youngster.
The youngster was at Newcastle’s training grounds in November and he was also one of the Swedish contingent that was at the Newcastle training grounds during January.
Samuel told his local newspaper Jnytt on January 18th, his 17th birthday as it turned out:
“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, at that time his club were not 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.”
However, today a statement on the club’s website read:
“Jonkopings Sodra IF can confirm that the corporation has reached an agreement with the English Premier League club Newcastle United FC.”
“The agreement means that the only formal contract between the clubs is still to be signed regarding Samuel Adjei’s transfer.”
“Samuel Adjei will also undergo a compulsory medical examination at Newcastle.”
“Jonkopings Sodra IF wishes Samuel Adjei great luck with the football at his new club and in his new country!”
This looks like a good signing, and we will expect to hear about one of our other young targets in January, 18 year-old Brazilian forward Cai Ferreira.
The last we heard about Cai, he was waiting for his Portuguese passport to come through.