News today that Newcastle may be after Ipswich sensation, 17 year-old striker Connor Whickham.
Are Newcastle after this lad?
The Colchester-born 6’3″ striker has so far played for Ipswich 28 times with 4 goals, and of course scored a great goal against Newcastle on 24th April.
He made his debut for Ipswich about a year ago when he had only just turned 16 years old (16 years and 11 days), and only turned 17 on 31st March – so he’s still very young.
He started his football career at the Reading Youth Academy in 2006, but last year moved to Ipswich Town, and is now playing first team football.
But if this lad is as good as he seems to be, some top clubs will be after him quickly.
And the reports already say that Harry Redknapp at Spurs is willing to offer Ipswich £5M for the player, and then let him immediately play on loan at Ipswich Town.
Following this report on Tuesday, Ipswich manager Roy Keane said he would be lynched if he were to let Wickham leave the Tractor Boys.
Connor has played 9 times for the England U17 team with 6 goals.
We’ll stay tuned on this one.