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 – 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.
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 FIFA.com 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 transfermarkt.com 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. 😀
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