As a continuation of their already successful Youth Policy, Newcastle United are said to be looking closely at French forward Adama Diakite.
Neil Farrington is reporting the news in today’s local Sunday Sun, that Newcastle’s new chief scout Graham Carr, has recommended the player to Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.
The lad only turned 19 on 7th March, and still has to make his first team debut for Lens, and the France Under-18 international can play as a striker or behind the front two strikers.
Other top clubs are already on the youngster’s trail and they include Werder Bremen and Juventus.
The Sunday Sun is reporting that the teenager has just one year left on his contract, and is therefore expected to move during the summer.
Newcastle scouts, who seem to be in full swing these days getting ready for the summer transfer market, are understood to have watched Diakite in action for Lens’ Reserve side against Lille on Thursday evening.
Unfortunately we have been unable to find out too much more information regarding this youngster, but don’t confuse him with an another top Italian-based youngster of the same name.
Look for Newcastle to bring in three or four top teenagers during the summer months, and maybe Adama Diakite of Lens will be one of them.