We are getting news from some of our readers in the Faroe Islands, that Newcastle United have signed an 18 year-old striker from the islands.
Jóhan Símun Edmundsson tussling with Frank Ribery – true!
This is certainly not official as yet, but we are being told he has signed for the club.
The4 player mentioned is Jóhan Símun Edmundsson on a free transfer from his club B68 in the Faroe Islands.
We are told he is an excellent prospect at just 18 years of age, and he can play attacking midfield, as a a winger, or up front as an out and out striker.
The lad was born in the Faroe Islands on July 26th, 1991 and we have found that he played for the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying.
In fact the photograph above, in which the lad is shown, was when France played the Faroe Islands in the Worlds Cup.
So the lad is a Faroe Islands International and not surprisingly he has blond/white hair.
He is said to have signed a short-term contract only until the summer – presumably so the club can take a good look at him.
The Faroe Islands are currently ranked 118th in the FIFA rankings, and have been managed recently by Irishman Brian Kerr.
The Faroe Islands is located half between the northern part of Scotland and Iceland, and is north-west of the Shetland Islands – so he’ll presumably not being wearing gloves anytime soon in Newcastle. 😀
If any of our Faroe Island readers are reading this – can you confirm this news?