Newcastle United seem to be keeping tabs on a number of top youngsters right now, and the latest one peeking the interest of the Tyneside club seems to be Lille’s 19-year-old emerging star, Eden Hazard.
Eden Hazard – Lille’s top 19 year-old Belgium midfielder
Newcastle’s new chief scout, Graham Carr seems to be very busy these day.
And it seems that Graham has taken over the essential duties of former Director of Football, Dennis Wise, but Graham reports to manager Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, so the manger has complete control of all player personnel.
That’s as it should be, but as we now know – that was unfortunately not the case when the great Kevin Keegan was managing the club for a second time, only 18 months ago.
Hazard, who plays in both central midfield and out on the wing, stands 5’7″ tall and was born in La Louvière, Belgium, has already played over 60 times for Lille and scored 8 goals.
This top youngster, at just 19 years old, has represented his country Belgium 11 times already at the senior level.
This lad is obviously some player, and undoubtedly one of of Europe’s top young budding stars.
However, it may be difficult for Newcastle to attract this top player to Tyneside, not because he doesn’t want to play in England, but the lad has already talked about a desire to play at Arsenal – and he’s not even French!
That doesn’t sound too good, does it?
Yes, we know he speaks French, but only because we are big fans of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. 😀
Anyway, with a player as good as Eden undoubtedly is, at just 19 years old, several top European clubs are already after him, including Liverpool, AC Milan and Juventus, to name just three.
But this is exactly the type of top player Newcastle United need for next season, and with things seemingly going well internally at the club, let’s hope the famous Newcastle club can attract this great up-and-coming youngster to Tyneside.
Howay the Lads!!
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