This Czech Wonderkid (Striker) Would Cost Just £4M

21 year-old Czech striker Václav Kadlec has been at Sparta Prague since 2008, and he already has 2 caps and one goal for the full Czech Republic side.

Václav Kadlec

Václav Kadlec – 21 year-old Czech striker

This is another article in our series of good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now or in the future.

Kadlec was born in Prague, and started his career as a youngster at local Prague club Bohemians 1905 in 1997. when he was he was just five years old.

He moved to Sparta Prague in 2008, and Kadlec made his debut in October 2008 for Sparta against FK Píbram, and scored his first senior goal at just 16 years old.

Kadlec then was given a trial at Liverpool’s Academy in 2007, but he was not signed up by the Reds.

Last season he appeared 36 times for Sparta Prague and scored 19 goals, but last November he fractured his skull in a collision during Sparta’s match against FK Mladá Boleslav.

Václav Kadlec dpressed fracrture

Kadlec suffered this bad injury to his forehead last November

The depressed fracture to his forehead required surgery, but doctors at the time said his career was not in jeopardy.

Kadlec was out two months recovering from the injury, but returned to play for the rest of last season.

He’s also a positive lad, and had this to say on earlier this year:

“We’re doing what we love. I’m so lucky to be a footballer. My hobby has become my job, and that’s magnificent,”

In his career at Sparta Prague he’s played 142 times with 35 goals, and the 6′ right footed striker would cost around £4M, according to the web-site.

It doesn’t look like Newcastle are covering the Czech market in terms of scouting, but this lad would look to be a decent buy at £4M.

Kadlec also seems keen to join Newcastle:

“My ambition in life is to wear the famous black and white stripes of Newcastle, one of the world’s top clubs who have tremendous fan support.”

And here’s some video on the youngster.

OK – so I made up that quote on Newcastle. 😀

What do you think?

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140 comments so far

  • richyg01

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Is this you doing Graham Carr’s job Ed?

  • chuck

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #2

    What do I think ?
    A few days ago it was a Slovak, to-day a Chzeck, I think you should stop reading European stats ,then checking out u-tube , as it,s just an exercise in futility.

  • richyg01

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    All the reports last night of Zoet coming in, then today TalkSport are reporting that PSV have actually declined an offer of £1.7M from us for him.

    Who to believe?!?…

  • richyg01

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed. Where did you get the quote (where he mentions Newcastle) from?

  • geordie157

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Kadlec, get him signed!!

  • JSYproject

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Chuck – ironically, your post is far more futile than looking for players that our club would benefit from signing. Are we not allowed to discuss options outside of France?

  • JSYproject

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Aye that quote is questionable hahaha

  • Stevenage Magpie

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed man! That quote made me well happy, until I realised you made it up! Not cool Ed, not cool

  • Toon-82

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #9

    We will end up doing business on the last day at this rate.

    I’m so glad we identify our targets so early (sigh).

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Lol ed said he made it up 😉

  • Klatoon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Sell Cabaye buy Ever Banega…simple!

  • Belfast

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #12

    He’s not french, so no chance.

  • numba9

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Why don’t we go and get the lad that was on loan to Watford last year vydra he is a class finisher won player of the year and proved he can handle physical English football

  • richyg01

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Leroy Fer is having his medical at Norwich today.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    I like his attitude it is something refreshing compared to the likes of Ba and Remy 😉

  • Belfast

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #16

    Norwich have done some good deals

  • Belfast

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #17

    So have Swansea.
    That’s exactly what we should have done last summer.

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Kadlec has issued a statement to correct an error his his supposed quotation.

    He’s confirmed hid ambition in life is to wear the famous black and white stripes of Grimsby Town, one of the world’s top clubs – NOT Newcastle, United.

    He’s also apologised to Newcastle fans for any distress caused by that error!

  • geordie157

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #19

    Norwich have made to great signings so far in Van Wolfswinkel and Redmond. They look likely to sign Fer and Toivennen too, impressive and ambitious by the Canaries.

    They must have a slight chance with Alderwiereld to. Now that would upset a few bloggers on this site!!

  • Blofal

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #20
  • G

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #21

    I hate us signing anybody with the tag ‘wonderkid’. It’s like saying we have a player who will never fulfill their potential! Paul Brayson, Bjarni Gudjonssen spring to mind. They have both held the wornderkid tag, and where are they now? Chopra is the only one who held the tag and actually made it anywhere near the first team. If we were going to go for a striker, how about a cheeky bid for Barca’s Christian Tello? Plays up front, or on the wing, and Barca want him out on loan? Might be worth a cheeky bid, or a loan offer. He looks like he would thrive in the prem, and unless something unfortunate happens to Messi, Villa, Neymar, and friends he hasn’t got a chance of getting near the first team. Win win I think?

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #22

    Didn’t Pardew express his frustration that we’re always slow to get off the mark early with transfers. That begs the question why do we leave things til the last minute?

  • DevonToon

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #23

    @11 E.B is well out of our league mate…

  • stuart no9

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    good to see the the board are really looking to set the prem alight next season!! .If we do manage to get that ” understudy goalie ” in , ash needs to take a step back , work out how much he has spent , not forgetting their wages to take into account, before he “splashes” out anymore in this window!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #25

    Stuart no.9
    Exactly mate we need to be careful we don’t overspend especially not now they have halved the TV money!

  • wynsleap

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Sorry Ed – but with all due respect I find these “he might be a good buy for the Toon” topics totally boring and pointless.
    I do understand, however, that with Ashley lashing the money around at the moment, that we have to keep in touch with who”s available. (!!!)

  • stuart no9

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #27

    TADS– hahahha

  • Belfast

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Why the fluck are we trying to sign a goalkeeper ? lol

    It’s a bit of a kick in the teeth for Rob Elliot like.
    Who I thought played a part in keeping us up.

  • numba9

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Prob gonna sell Timmy which would be awfull he was my player me the year

  • MichaelMagMan

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Apparently Pards likes Elliot, Kinnear & Ashley don’t, that is why we are after a new number 2.

  • Joe Blog

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Eds gone all Kets on us.

  • pawl250

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Tim Krul player of the year?!

    He had a AWFUL season last year, well compared to the year before. He was not even in the same league.

    Saying that it only confirms how poor the remainder of the team were!

    For me player of the year was Santon, he has improved dramatically since his arrival. Ok makes a few mistakes but young. Certainly was our only player up to Christmas worthy of the title.

    Colo was immense, but his falling outs etc I dont feel he deserved the award.

    Cisse, his work effort was phenomenal, also deserved some recognition. He also since Ba left and moved central scored more goals, some wrongly judged offside, am talking 4 from the top of my head! Yet he is offside alot in general so something he needs to improve on.

  • stuart no9

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #33

    magman @ 30—
    “Apparently Pards likes Elliot, Kinnear & Ashley don’t, that is why we are after a new number 2”.—-
    good to see everybody working in harmony then !!!!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Pardew was on about the other day, along the lines of, we’re not the type of club who can do our business early? What a prat.

    There’s Sunderland with new players, Norwich etc etc.

    Hurry it up!

    The longer it goes on, the more excuses he has to say the players didn’t have a pre-season blah blah. Sick of all the rubbish which they talk without the end result.

  • Belfast

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Yeah we desperately need to sign a striker (probably two) and a winger.

    But it seems a goalkeeper is more important lol
    Even though we don’t need one.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #36


  • Offkey

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #37

    I see Ed has joined the group using football manager 2012 or 2013 to scout for talent…………a tad bit like Joe kinnear

    also he was saying Lambeezy when he was our manager, see around 39 seconds in………….

  • pawl250

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #38

    For god sake have you seen Sunderlands team?! I am sitting beside a Mackem so he is going to tell me the team…..

    Krul – Mannone
    Elliot – Westwood
    Debuchy – Bardsley but leaving! no right back Gardner?
    Mbiwa – Cullear
    Coloccini – Brown
    Williamson – Diakite (free signing)
    STaylor – O’Shea
    Santon – Roberge (free signing)
    Haidara – Colback? (they have no left back)
    Tiote – Cabral (free signing)
    Cabaye – Cattermole
    Anita – N’Diaye
    Sissoko – Vaughan
    Jonas – Larsson
    Bigirmana – El Hadj Ba (new signing 350k)
    Obertan – Karlesson (new signing 1.5m)
    Marveaux – Sessgegnon
    Gouffran – Mcclean
    Ben Arfa – Johnson
    Cisse – Graham
    Campbell – Whickham
    Shola – Ji Dong Won
    ????? – Altidore
    ????? – Fletcher

    According to Wiki they have 23 players…. and we have a “thin” squad?

    We are looking to add too!

    IF we sign Remy or whoever for 10m we have already paid MORE than they paid for ALL there new signings!!!

    FFS get a grip!

  • pawl250

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Oh and Cattermole, the beloved player has been left behind for pre season so is also probably on his way out….

    It would also be worthy to note they have NO youth players worthy to note, as he could not name people like I could

    Street etc

    There supposed best youth player in Ryan Noble “the next big thing” was released from his contract! lol

  • Robin

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #40

    I have no mean to offend, but i started to feel these kind of post are somewhat meaningless.

    Because the board arent looking at these post!


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