Sky Sports is reporting this morning that several English clubs are eyeing young Slovakian starlet Lubomir Korijkov
The 16-year-old defender is currently part of the youth set-up at the Slovakian club MFK Kosice.
Newcastle signed Haris Vuckic from NK Domžale of Slovenia, the 16 year old attacking midfielder, in January, and have scouts in that part of the world. Haris has so far impressed the Newcastle management, and he could even be in the first team squad as early as next season, he’s that good.
But Slovakia also have some top young players, and their youth system in Central Europe is one of the best around, and a host of their young players have attracted attention from some top English sides over the last year or so.
The report says that Bolton, Middlesbrough, and West Bromwich Albion, in addition to Newcastle United, have taken players from the area last year.
But if this boy is as good as the reports suggest, don’t be surprised if Newcastle are first in for the player. We cannot find too much about the youngster, so if any of our readers in Slovakia know about him, please let us know about the lad in the comments section – thanks.
If it’s one thing Newcastle are good at right now, it’s capturing top young talent from around the world.
And the reports suggest that young Lubomir Korijkov. a Slovakian youth international, has already been offered a trial by Newcastle United, and arrived on Tyneside just yesterday
Allen Bula, head of football development at Kosice, told the club’s website.
“Korijkov is an outstanding central defender specially for his age,”
“He has clearly made his mark at international level, where lately MFK Kosice has been approached by top European clubs enquiring about him.”
Sky Sports is also reporting today that Newcastle and a number of English clubs, are ready to do battle over young Brazilian starlet Dionatan Nascimento, who is also just 16 years old and also said to be at Slovakian club MFK Kosice.
Roma and Atletico Madrid are also said to be keeping close tabs on Nascimento.
We only wish we were nearly as good at capturing Premier League points.
Read Ed’s new report on the 3-1 home defeat against Arsenal last Saturday, in his News of The World Column.