News today that Newcastle are jeeping an eye on 21 year old Norwegian Joakim Rudolfsen.
Joakim Rudolfsen – 21 year-old striker
Tne Evening Chronicle is today reporting that Chris Hughton could make a move for the young striker when the January transfer window opens for business.
Whether we have any money to spend in January of courser is another question.
Rudolfsen was originally scouted by Dennis Wise, but the promising young goal-scorer has continued to be on the Newcastle radar screen.
Newcastle chief scout in Scandinavia, Norman Wooster, has watched little known Rudolfsen who plays for second division Norwegian side Mo IL.
Rudolfsen has scored 18 goals in 18 games this season, but Hughton knows that he will have at best limited funds to spend in January, but Rudolfsen is understood to be available for a nominal fee.
Rudolfsen would clearly be one for the future, and would need to be brought along at Newcastle.
A source close to Mo IL told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Everybody here knows that Newcastle have been watching him.” “They are not alone though as many of the top clubs here in Norway also like the look of him.”
“He’s progressed very quickly in a short space of time.” “English football is huge here in Norway and both the Premier League and the Championship are screened live here so he would need no introduction to the English game.”
“Any youngster from this part of the world would jump at the chance to play in England, especially at a club like Newcastle.”
If this lad can be picked up for a nominal fee he may be worth a chance, although we do have a bevy of young good strikers already at the club.
We haven’t been able to find much information on the player although we’re sure that’s a picture of the lad.