There are reports in Norway today that are claiming Newcastle United remain interested in 19 year old striker Marcus Pedersen of Norwegian club Strømsgodset.
Marcus Pedersen – 19 year-old Norway U21 player
The striker has played 37 times for his club with 17 goals. The 5’11” striker started his career at Hamkan in 2007, before joining his current club in January of last year on a free transfer.
Marcus has played for all the Norwegian youth sides and so far has 4 caps at the U21 level with 3 goals, and in his overall 28 caps at the various youth levels he has scored 14 goals.
He would seem like a good buy for Newcastle – but he will be one for the future, and it could be that if he is signed, probably for a nominal fee, he could be immediately farmed out on loan.
But of course Newcastle are not the only club interested in this striker, as reports suggest that Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton, Everton, Fulham, West Brom, Heerenveen, FC Twente, Hamburg, Auxerre and Anderlecht are also interested in the Strømsgodset starlet.