Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to get Danish defender Jores Okore on Tyneside.
Jores Okore – top 19 year-old Danish center-back
The 19 year-old was born in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, and he moved to Denmark with his family at the age of 3, and the center-back now plays for Danish club FC Nordsjælland based in the town of Farum.
He started out in 2000 at the age of eight with Danish club Boldklubben af 1893, and moved to FC Nordsjælland in 2007.
The report is that Liverpool are interested in the right-footed player, well that’s a surprise, but that Pardew would like to get the lad tied up with a contract at Newcastle.
But Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United and other top European clubs have been watching the player this season.
Whether Newcastle are trying to bring the lad in before the January transfer window closes on Tuesday night, or in the summer – we don’t know – but it’s probably in the next couple of days.
The youngster is said to be a talented player who has played 18 times with one goal and one assist this season for FC Nordsjælland, and last season he made 15 appearances. FC Nordsjælland are currently second top of the Danish Super League.
The Ivory-cost–born player who stands 6′ tall, has been the focus of scouts across Europe, and has been highly praised for his abilities.
Okore is a capable and aggressive defender, who is very calm on the ball and reads the game well from the back, and he has good leadership abilities – sign him up.
The youngster has three caps for the Danish U21 side, and has already been capped twice by Denmark at the full International level.
It was last September when Okore made his international youth debut for the Danish under-21 at the age of 19, participating in a UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifying 3-0 win over Northern Ireland.
That’s a game in which Newcastle’s Shane Ferguson played for Northern Ireland on the left wing.
Then in November of last year he was called up to the Denmark National football squad as a replacement for Simon Kjær, for the friendly against Sweden, and he made his senior debut in that match, coming on in the 62nd minute as a sub.
Newcastle are always on the look out for top young talent like this, and we hope Newcastle can sign the youngster.