There are news reports today that Newcastle United are interested in signing Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham in the summer.
Connor Whickham – 17 year old wonder kid
The 17-year-old, who scored for Ipswich last year n their 2-2 draw at Newcastle, as the Tyneside club secured promotion back to the Premier League, is also a target of many of the top clubs however.
Newcastle are lining up a number of potential transfer targets in the summer, including Bolton’s Johan Elmander and Lille’s Gervinho, if press reports are to be believed.
Whether they can be successful in acquiring young Connor Wickham is an open question, as some big club just come in and usurp any deal, by offering ridiculous money for the player.
Clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are only too capable of doing that, as the Merseyside club showed when they signed Andy Carroll last month.
The 6ft 3in forward has already represented England at the Under-16, U17, U-19 and U-21 levels, and certainly looks like a future star.
The report is in the News of the World, but we just wonder if right now, Newcastle have the prestige and success to attract a player who will be sought after by other clubs in Europe this summer.
The boy turns 18 at the end of March, and started his career at Reading, before moving to Ipswich in 2006.
Connor, who was born in Hereford, has played 58 times for Ipswich with 8 goals, has represented the England U21 side once so far.
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