There is news today in the Sunday press, that Newcastle may be interested in bringing in two young players to Newcastle during the summer.
Marc Wilson – Newcastle fancy this 22 year-old
One is said to be Marc Wilson of Portsmouth, who is a budding 22 year-old center-back who is in Portsmouth’s first team right now.
Presumably when Portsmouth get relegated at the end of the season, Marc will be made available for transfer.
The other player that Newcastle are reported to be interested in is Jeremain Lens, who is a 22 year-old Dutch striker, currently playing for Alkmaar Zaanstreek in Alkmaar, Holland, generally known as AZ Alkmaar.
Jeremain Lens – AZ Alkmaar striker
The Amsterdam-born player has played 40 times for the Dutch club, and the 5’10” striker was at the Ajax Youth Academy when he was younger.
In the 2007-2008 season he went out on a season long loan to NEC, and played 31 times that season with 8 goals.
Marc Wilson is a 6’2″ Northern Ireland center-back who has become Portsmouth’s first choice this season.
Marc has played 27 times for Portsmouth and was keeping Mike Williamson out of the side, when Mike was at the south coast side from September through January.
Marc would be a great signing for the club, and if he does come in he will provide significant competition to Coloccini, Seven Taylor and Mike Williamson next season.
These look like two good players for Newcastle.