The Newcastle journal are reporting that Newcastle have invited Marseilles and France Under-19 international defender Christophe Lowinsky for a trial.
Christophe Lowinsky – French U19 defender
The lad turned 20 only last Sunday, and Christophe has 6 caps for France at various youth levels, and he has been playing well for the Marseilles Reserve side.
Lowinsky joined Marseilles at 18, and started playing in the U18 side but progressed to playing for the Reserve side.
We expect Newcastle to bring in a number of these youngsters, who will be part of the Development squad initially, and then come through as soon as possible to the first team squad.
The news is that Lowinsky is already in Newcastle, and the Newcastle coaches will take a closer look at him, and if is good enough we suppose the Magpies will then try to sign the defender.
The Journal is reporting that Lowinsky is available for transfer at the end of the season, and we assume his current contract at Marseilles runs out at the end of June.
Lowinsky is a very physical player and stands 6ft 2in tall, and he was born in Fort de France in Martinique, which is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and the island is an overseas region of France.
Last month he made his debut for Martinique in the 1-0 win over Guadeloupe, but he can still play for France one day, because the game was not a competitive match, and only a friendly.
Lowinsky has just been promoted from the U19’s to the Marseilles Reserve side, and he has been touted as the next Phillipe Mexes, the French International center-back who played for Auxerre and Roma, before moving to AC Milan last year.
It’s not surprising that other Premier clubs are also said to be interested in the youngster.
The lad can play center-back or left back and it seems that Newcastle have stolen a march on their competitors in England.
One of Newcastle’s strategies is to find top youngsters, before they have fully developed, and bring them to Tyneside, and mold them into first team players at Newcastle.
Anybody seen this lad play?