Newcastle United have been linked with Norwegian teenager Marcus Pedersen for a while now, and if the reports are be believed Newcastle are in the lead to sign the 19 year-old striker.
Marcus Pedersen – Newcastle leading chase for striker
We reported a couple of days ago that Newcastle were interested in the young Norwegian striker and news today that while Sunderland and Wolves are also in the chase, Newcastle were in first, and are reported to be in the lead to sign the young Norwegian sensation.
Blackburn Rovers and Sam Allardyce are also reported to be interested, but Marcus could be a great signing for the Tyneside club.
He will be one for the future although he would immediately go into the first team squad, and the hope would be that the Newcastle coaches can bring him on in the next couple of seasons to fulfil his immense potential.
Marcus will turn 20 on Tuesday, and was born in Hamar, Norway and has played for all of the Norway youth sides and currently has 4 caps and 3 goals for the Norwegian Under-21 side.
He was at the Hamakam club in Norway from 2005, and made his first team debut for the Hamar club at just 14 years old.
Marcus currently plays for Strømsgodsetn in Drammen, Norway, whom he joined on a free transfer in January of 2009, and he so far made 37 appearances with 17 goals for the club.
He is one of the top youngsters in Norway right now, and we think he would be an excellent signing for the Tyneside club.