Two Top Teenagers On Tyneside For Trials

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.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Steve R

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Sounds great, i really think that these youngsters will prove to be great signings for us, especially because their wage demands will fit in with our wage budget next season.

  • hitman

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    im gutted we couldnt get Caio Ferreira,this lad has been rated in the top nine of young talent in brazil.

  • nufcindia

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #3
    i felt after the bolton defeat that even if are going to stay in the premeir league, it is only going to be by pure luck.i am not blaming the players here. i can see most of our players having better games if they play for other clubs.
    i am blaming the manager and his managing team because the way the team played provided no hope.then came the manchester game and i thought wow the manager knows how to make the team play. Then i was praying that the manager will make them play against hull in a similar manner.Then they proved again that they r blind. they dont even have the common sense to attack hull city. then came arsenal and we played well again. Now i think i have to say two things we could have got 6 points against bolton and hull. but we got only could see these 2 teams breaking into pieces if we had attacked them. and we have good players to attack but manager has to defend one alarming thing to see agianst arsenal was that after we conceded a goal there was only one team in the game even though we scored a goal. we were the team who had to attack and ther was nothing heads dropped and we stopped playing. it shows there is some big problem at the club

  • RyanToon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #4

    will the TWO trialists be able to get a passport to play here???

  • Kash

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #5

    @Hitman – I read that this morning, but didn’t twig on that it was him. Now i’m proper gutted!!!

    @RyanToon – I think Slovakia are in the EU, so won’t need one. I’m assuming the Brazilian lad has dual nationality, thats why he was allowed to leave Brazil before he was 18.

  • hitman

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #6

    proper sickna kash,i hope we go back in for him in the summer like.

  • workyticket

    Mar 25, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #7

    hitman // Mar 25, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    “im gutted we couldnt get Caio Ferreira,this lad has been rated in the top nine of young talent in brazil.”

    Couldn’t find him on that list hitman.

  • chuck

    Mar 25, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Should have a decent side five or six years from now , may even make it back to the PL by then.

  • Kash

    Mar 25, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #9

    @Worky – He’s the second one on the list.

  • brownrob

    Mar 25, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #10

    That is not him…

    Caio plays for Club Atletico do Porto

    That guy is playing for Sport Club Recife

  • hitman

    Mar 25, 2009 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #11

    ive just seen him play on youtube,should try and sign him.

  • Widowmaker

    Mar 25, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #12

    These two super kids will save us from relegation

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Caio Ferriera isn’t on thatmlist.

    Caio plays for a Braziloan 3rd division side.

    Anyway, these youngsters coming in, whether signed or on trial is only good news.

  • AndyNUFC

    Mar 25, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Very very happy about the youngsters signed in the last couple of seasons, it’s the right way to do it.

  • Girth

    Mar 25, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #15

    its been like that the past 4-5 seasons! Terrible inconsistency!
    Only one place to look at it im afraid, the managers and their coaching staff.

  • gibbotwg

    Mar 25, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #16

    hitman, where did you see him play on youtube?

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #17

    The one were are meant to be signing isn’t on there/

  • waddler

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #18

    This is great news, at last a board prepared to invest in very high quality youth from around the world.
    So how many youngsters is that now?
    Do the same every season and we will have a ready made replacement for the first team on reasonable wages and highly motivated to produce quality.
    Start next season if we are relegated to the championship by blooding half a dozen of them.


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