There is news in France today that Newcastle are close to signing young wonder-kid Sofiane Elbekri of Racing Club Lens.
According to the French Daily L’Equipe, Newcastle are close to capturing the signature of 15 year old midfielder Sofiane Elbekri, who is currently at the Lens Youth Academy.
The lad has been compared to Manchester City’s Samir Nasri, but it’s difficult at such a young age to know if the lad will come through as Samir did.
As we all know, many fall by the wayside before they even reach the age of 20, but this is good news if it is true, as Newcastle continue to look for top young talent.
Newcastle seem to have a growing relationship with Lens, and of course they got then 18 year old top midfielder Mehdi Abeid on a free transfer from the French club in the summer.
And Mehdi has already made his Newcastle debut, and was on the bench for yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Swansea.
The 15 year-old starlet is also being followed by Tottenham, but L’Equipe are reporting that the elite Magpies are close to signing a deal to bring the youngster to the burgeoning Newcastle Academy.