Sky Sports is reporting this afternoon that a host of clubs are pursuing Scunthorpe United midfielder, Michael O’Connor, and one of the clubs is said to be Newcastle United.
Michael O’Connor – young player attracting attention
The Belfast-born 22 year old midfielder, who stands 6’1″, is said to have enhanced his growing reputation with a super goal and a man-of-the-match display in the 1-1 draw against Cardiff last Saturday.
Both West Ham and Hull City are keeping tabs on the youngster, and Newcastle United are said to be monitoring his situation. Whether there’s any truth in this, we just don’t know, but the lad seems to be an up-and-coming player, for sure.
The Northern Ireland international has this season become a key player for Scunthorpe this season, since his arrival from Crewe Alexandra last year.
Of course, Scunthorpe would be loathe to lose the player, but a reasonable bid may be too good for the hard up Scunthorpe United club to turn down.
But if history is any guide, Newcastle will try to get him for peanuts, and fail miserably, and at the same time upset the Scunthorpe club.
The 22 year-old played 56 times for Crewe Alexandra and score one goal, since he joined them in 2005, as an 18 year-0ld.
Michael has played 21 times, with a single goal, for Scunthorpe United, and has so far played 7 times for his country, Northern Ireland.