There are reports that Newcastle may be interested in highly-rated Watford striker Marvin Sordell.
Marvin Sordell – Watford and England U21 striker
There seems to be a number of clubs such as Newcastle, Bolton and Blackburn all being interested in the 20-year-old England U21 striker, and a separate report that Swansea are about to put in a bid for the player.
The Harrow-born striker has hit 27 goals for Watford in 85 appearances, since making his debut for the club in August of 2009 in the Championship, in the 2–0 away defeat against Sheffield United.
In the 2009-2010 season he was briefly loaned out to Tranmere Rovers where he played 8 games and scored one goal.
Sordell has scored 9 goals in 24 appearances for Watford this season, and his club are struggling in the Championship in 18th position with 30 points, just 6 points above the drop zone.
The 5’10” striker made his international debut for the England under-20 side, scoring England’s goal in a 2–1 defeat to France last year, and he also scored in his England Under 21 debut against Israel in September of last year.
Watford may be forced into selling the player because of their poor financial position, and Newcastle may be able to get a good deal for the player.
Sordell has great technique and he certainly looks the part, and he has a good record of scoring in the Championship, and has so far made 6 appearances for the England U21 side with 2 goals.
And at least Alan Pardew told reporters after the 2-1 Blackburn win yesterday that Newcastle were making progress in the transfer market, but Alan couldn’t talk about the Magpies’ targets.