The Sunday Sun is reporting this morning that Newcastle are back on the trail of Carlisle United’s Gateshead-born striker Gary Madine.
Gary Madine – Newcastle interested in this lad?
Peter Beardsley has watched Madine three times already this season, and was at Brunton Park last weekend to see Carlisle draw 0-0 with Swindon Town.
20 year-old Madine interested Newcastle before he signed on at Carlisle and has played 64 times for Carlisle with 11 goals.
The striker found it a little difficult at Carlisle after he first signed for the club back in 2007, but has come on well in the last year and looks to be in outstanding form this season in particular.
The 6’5″ striker has a number of clubs who are watching him, and if Newcastle wanted to sign him it would not be easy, although being a local lad you would expect him to want to play for Newcastle.
Gary is certainly the type of player Newcastle want to bring to the club, being young, a good player and looking to improve if he comes to Newcastle.
It’s interesting that if he does sign for the club, Newcastle will have two 6’5″ strikers who were both born in Gateshead, with Andy Carroll already Newcastle’s main striker.