News in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle United are interested in Coventry youngster Cyrus Christie.
Cyrus Christie – Coventry’s 19 year-old first team right back
The young Coventry-born defender only turned 19 at the end of last month, and he looks a promising player who is now a first team regular at his home town club.
Cyrus has played all 11 game for Coventry so far this season, and he’s just the type of player Newcastle would want to snap up in January, if they can do a deal with the Sky Blues.
Stoke City are also said to be interested and since Coventry are in a bad financial position right now, thery may even be willing to do a deal in January with Newcastle.
Christie made his first team debut for the Sky Blues in their 2-0 Carling Cup defeat to Morecambe in August of last year, and his current contract keeps the academy graduate at the Ricoh Arena until June of next year.
Before this season Christie had joined Conference North side Nuneaton Town on loan last January, but was then recalled by Coventry after only one start and three substitute appearances for Nuneaton.
The youngster then went out on loan to another Conference North club Hinckley United, the following month, and he played 8 games for them.
And early in the season, after Coventry’s 2-0 home win against Derby County, Christie was named in the Championship team of the week, after putting in a man of the match performance for the Sky Blues.
From what we can tell this lad would be a good signing for Newcastle, if they can get him in another thrifty deal, and with the youngster’s contract running out next June, that may even be possible.