News in the Daily Mail today that Newcastle are lining up a move for the exciting young Ajax left back Nicolai Boilesen.
Nicolai Boilesen – Danish International left back
This lad stands 6’1″ tall and has played for all the Danish youth sides, from U16 through U21, and has two full caps too, getting his first cap just last year.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in the youngster back in 2009, that’s when Newcastle were being relegated, and he is known as a top young player coming through the ranks and he turned 20 in February.
He started his career at Danish club Brøndby IF in 2004, when he was 12, which is situated on the outskirts of Copenhagen, and in January of 2010 he joined Ajax.
Daniel Agger, the Liverpool defender is the role model of Nicolai, and the lad is a left footed central defender or full back.
The Danish International tore his right hamstring back in September, putting him out for five months, and he has only appeared 6 times for Ajax, and 13 times in total.
There was big news that Newcastle boss Alan Pardew went to watch Ajax play De Graafschap last month, but Boilesen was ruled out for the rest of the season with hamstring problems and didn’t play.
Newcastle will need to make sure the lads recovers fully from his hamstring problems, but the news is they are willing to pay out £5M for his services, but that figure seems a bit high to us.
We expect some surprises from Newcastle this summer in the transfer market, and though we know that Alan Pardew has been at a number of Ajax games and we thought he was after Jan Verthonghen, maybe it’s the 20 year-old Newcastle have been interested in.
Nicolai Boilesen fits right into the profile of young players Newcastle are looking to acquire, and he’s much like young Italian Davide Santon – a top young player who will only get better at Newcastle playing in the Premier League.
Sounds good to us.