News today in the Sunday Sun that Newcastle are monitoring the progress of a promising Norwegian defender, Vegar Eggen Hedenstad.
Vegar Eggen Hedenstad – Newcastle interested
The 18 year-old Stabæk youngster has been impressive when watched by Newcastle scouts recently, and he has already played for his club 24 times with a single goal.
The lad can play at either left-back or right-back, and the 18-year-old Hedenstad looks like he may be a top player in the making.
The Norwegian season starts in March, and the lad has looked impressive in the pre-season friendly matches.
But we hear that Manchester United may have already become interested in the Norwegian U-19 international, so that could give Newcastle a challenge.
But like his Norwegian compatriot 22 year-old Per Cijan Skjelbred, Vegar is a lifelong fan of Newcastle United – so that’s good to hear.
We cannot find out too much about the 18 year-old, other than he stands 5’10” tall, and can play in either full-back position, which is an area that will need to be strengthened at the club in the summer.
And it wouldn’t surprise us at all if one signing we make this summer is midfield play-maker Per Cijan Skjelbred, should we get promoted.
He’s been a long term target for the Magpies for a couple of years now.