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Newcastle Again Linked With Dutch Wonder Kid

9:01 am, Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

We’d be a little surprised if Newcastle bring in any midfielders in the January transfer window, since it seems our major requirements are some defenders and a striker, but we have again been linked with AZ Alkmaar’s 19 year-old Dutch International midfielder Adam Maher.

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Adam Maher – Dutch 19 year-old right footed midfielder

The youngster is one of the best young players in Holland, and has already played twice for the full Dutch side, and he’s also played for the Dutch U17, U19 and U21 sides.

Adam made his professional debut for AZ in December two years ago when just 17, in a UEFA Europa League game against FC BATE Borisov, and he managed to score a goal in that game.

He has now played 66 times for Alkmaar and has 16 goals and 12 assists, which looks like an excellent record for a 19 year-old attacking midfielder, who seems still anxious to leave Alkmaar.

This is what Adam told De Telegraaf yesterday:

“If there is a nice club, I’m open to it. I still have the same ambitions as before. The future looks the same to me. I’ll continue to the winter break here, then see what happens.”

Adam is expected to move either next month or next summer, but Newcastle may find it difficult to entice the youngster to Tyneside for a couple of reasons.

One is that Chelsea and Manchester City are also said to be interested in the youngster, and then the fee is estimated to be around £12M for the Moroccan born youngster, which could be too much for Newcastle.

Last year Maher was voted Holland’s Young Player of the Year – he’s a very good young player.

What do you think?

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 davybtoon // Dec 25, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Do it u can never have enough good players

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Dec 25, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    There are two things

    Shola will have to say NO himself and retire from International football, then only he cannot go or else NUFC have to release him.

    Otherwise NUFC cannot play shola for the time the tournament is on.

  • 3 Graeme // Dec 25, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    A nice Christmas present – but would be much happier with a “proper” CB and FB. These two positions are in need of strengthening and URGENTLY

  • 4 davybtoon // Dec 25, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    I thinks it’s clear why pardew stopping shola bcoz ba is gone

  • 5 JackButler // Dec 25, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Haven’t been on for a while but I’ve been keeping a watching brief 🙂

    Would like to wish all my fellow NUFC sufferer’s a very merry xmas and a great new year and here’s hoping that the purse string will finally be cut next month

  • 6 JAMSHA // Dec 25, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz get this lad…..

  • 7 wingspan // Dec 25, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    This kids a great signing on fifa manager node! Must be good……..Merry Chrimbo everyone

  • 8 Kyo // Dec 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    lol we’re not signing nowt

  • 9 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Another Name from Rumours-ville City !

    He would be a great signing but i just can,t see it happening?

    A Manure,Shitty or Chelski, have already had their eyes on this kid for months !

  • 10 obatoyou // Dec 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    hm what do I think..
    think I might be taking January off from the blog, will log in Feb 1 (for obvious reasons)

  • 11 chuck // Dec 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Just what we need a 19 year old attacking midfielder for 12m quid.
    Sometimes you make me wonder whats in the water down there in Carolina Ed. ?

  • 12 toonicle // Dec 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    12 million for a kid in midfield? We already have bigi, abeid, and on and on

  • 13 Seba29072 // Dec 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Lol at the people who don’t want this guy! “Why on earth would we want a 19yo future superstar who already plays for the full international side” our teams good enough thank you. More average signings plz

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