As we reported a couple of days ago Newcastle are interested in Brazilian starlet Dionatan Nascimento.
Richard Money – Director of Newcastle Youth Academy
And it turns out that the youngster has already arrived on Tyneside for a trial, and will attempt to get a deal at Newcastle United.
The 16-year-old central defender will train with the Newcastle squad all week, and we we had pointed out that it seems Newcastle have again been first in for the youngster, with many other top European clubs interested.
As we reported Monday, both Roma and Atletico Madrid were said to be keen on Nascimento, but Newcastle have again been first into action by offering the young Brazilian a trial along with Slovakian defender Lubomir Korijkov.
Both Korijkov and Nascimento are part of the youth system at Slovakian side MFK Kosice, which caused some initial confusion on Monday as to whether it was just one player or in fact two 16 year-olds that were interesting Newcastle.
They were listed as separate unrelated stories published by Sky Sports last Monday. But of course there is a relationship, because both youngsters are now having trials this week at Newcastle. 😀
Nascimento – full name, Dionatana do Nascimenta Teixeiru – arrived in Eastern Europe last summer from Brazilian club Londrina, and of course Caio Ferreira, an 18 year-old Brazilian was also all set to sign for Newcastle in January, but that potential deal fell through at the last moment, because of a work permit problem.
The Chronicle is reporting the 18-year-old striker, Ferreira, incurred problems acquiring an EU passport, and are reporting that he may join a club in Greece, which would come as a bit of a surprise, since the last we heard from his agent, he was all set to sign for Newcastle in the summer. We’ll have to wait to see what happens with Caio, but the Chronicle could well be accurate with that piece of new news.
Newcastle are set to make a decision over this weekend on whether Nascimento is worth a contract, and as we reported Korijkov arrived in Newcastle on Sunday night.
Korijkov, who plays center-back, comes highly recommended, and has already impressed Newcastle contacts at a recent junior tournament in Croatia.
Allen Bula, who is the head of football development at MFK Kosice, said:
“Korijkov is an outstanding central defender, especially for his age.”
“He has clearly made his mark at international level, where lately MFK Kosice has been approached by top European clubs inquiring about him.”
Good things continue to happen with Newcastle’s quickly developing Youth System.