Surpisingly there was lots of news yesterday about the Newcastle club and one of the things we missed was the news that Newcastle are after 18 year-old Torino young gun Raffaelle Maiorano.
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It seems like with all good players Newcastle will face competition for the Torino youth academy forward, and he has already been linked with West Ham United, West Brom and Cardiff City.
Italian clubs Juventus, Roma and Siena are also interested in the 18-year-old, but his agent has said that he prefers a move to the Barclay’s English Premier League.
And, according to reports Newcastle are said to be in the lead for the signature of the youngster, according to Turin daily Tuttosport.
Maiorano’s agent Massimo Vrenna, said yesterday:
“Raffaelle is a huge talent, and ready for a big step in his career. We will try everything to bring him to England, where plenty of clubs have already demonstrated their desire to sign him.”
“Maiorano is a diamond waiting for a big leap. We will try to take him to England, where many clubs have already shown they want him to play in the Premier League.”
It’s important that Newcastle win the race to sign some of these top youngsters, as they continue to gain credibility for the Newcastle Youth Academy, which seems to be churning out top young players these days.
As usual with these younger players, it’s hard to find out much information about them, other than he’s an 18 year-old forward.