News in the Evening Chronicle today that Newcastle are looking at young Leicester City striker/winger Jeffrey Schlupp.
Jeffrey Schlupp – on Newcastle radar
The 18 year-old is of Ghanaian descent, and was born in Hamburg Germany in 1992, and joined the Leicester City Youth Academy when he was just 11 years old.
Jeffrey has played 9 times for the Foxes this season, and has scored 5 goals, and it could be hard for Leicester to hold onto their player, if he keeps up the good form and goalscoring ability he has shown so far this season.
While on loan at Brentford earlier this year (he joined them in March), he hit 6 goals in just 10 appearances, so his record is currently 19 club games played and 11 goals scored. Not too bad.
Schlupp talked about his football career so far:
“I feel like I am proving myself at the higher level and hopefully I can get more goals.” “I have played left-back or center midfield, but now I have played in my right position.”
“I want more games as a striker. It has been hard for the manager to bring in young players because of all the money we have been spending.”
“However, it is great to have the chance and score the goals.” “I am in the mix now and hopefully I can give the manager a bit of a headache.”
Newcastle of course are in the market for any good youngsters, and the idea is to spot them while young, get them to Newcastle for a reasonable fee, and then develop them hopefully into top class players on Tyneside.
Maybe one in five youngsters will come through for the club, if that, but it’s a fairly low risk strategy, and those players who are not good enough for the Newcastle first team can be sold, hopefully at a profit for the club.
This lad looks a very good player and if Newcastle are really interested, now is the time to get him to the club.
And only last weekend there were reports that Newcastle were keeping tabs on exciting French 16 year-old M’Baye Niang, who is at Caen and plays as an attacking midfielder or a striker, and has already played for the French U21 side at just 16.
Sign him up!
And of course with the way Alan Pardew is bringing the youngsters through on Tyneside, and giving them their chance in the first team, good young players will look at Newcastle as a good club to move to.
Anyway, we hope that’s the case.