Newcastle have two 16 year-old youngsters on trial this week from Slovakia club MFK Kosice.
One is Brazilian youngster Dionatan Nascimento, and the other is Slovakian defender Lubomir Korijkov.
Nascimento – full name, Dionatana do Nascimenta Teixeiru – who plays in defense, arrived at the Slovakian club only last summer, from Brazilian club Londrina,
MFK Kosice have today said there has been no fee agreed with Newcastle United over the sale of the Brazilian youngster, should Newcastle this weekend decide they want to have the 16 year-old join the Tyneside club.
Kosice head of football development Allen Bula told skysports.com today:
“I can confirm that no deal has been reached with Newcastle United for the transfer of this player,”
“Nascimento will return to MFK Kosice to carry on his development which will see him in our first team very soon.”
“MFK Kosice is already well known for the talents we produce. Yes, like any other club, we are always open for offers for our players, and we always put a realistic price on them.”
“But for sure we will NOT accept peanuts for our players.”
It looks like Bula is afraid Newcastle will not offer enough money for their youngsters, and that’s not surprising because it’s a source of revenue for the Košice club (renamed in 2005 from FC Steel Trans Licartovce).
But generally this has not seemed to be a problem with Newcastle, when recruiting top youngsters.
The first thing of course is for Newcastle to decide whether they want to take either of the youngsters, and then the second step is to agree a fee with the Košice club. That’s the responsibility of Director Of Football, Dennis Wise, at Newcastle.
We should hear some news on the two youngsters in the next couple of days, and we’ll keep you posted.