Newcastle Keep Looking For Top Young Talent


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.



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7 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 4, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Somebody on F365’s forum the other day mentioned that Schlupp has all but agreed a deal with Liverpool. I must confess, up until I read that, I hadn’t heard much about him.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Oct 4, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Liverpool fans are completely deluded – they’d also “all but signed” Marveaux, Savic, Aguero and Turan in the last year!

    Not a dig at you G, just annoyed at the nonsense that gets spouted about that club. Remember Phil Thompson saying they’d agreed a deal with Enrique in about March – which was clearly nonsense, as nothing came of it till August!

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  • G

    Oct 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Fair comments TDS. Mind you, when they did sign Jose, I was tempted to email Phil T and ask him to pick 6 numbers between 1 and 49 for me.

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  • toonincheek

    Oct 4, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #4

    No complaint about bringing in more promising youngsters at a reasonable price, but before long, we’ll need three youth teams plus the reserves.

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Looks gr8. Sign him. Good replacement for strolla n loverboy

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  • Sav

    Oct 4, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t see it myself.
    Ashley’s Newcastle are not in the spending league of even Leicester City.

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  • rickskin

    Oct 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Is he on a free?

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