There’s a report on the Italian website Tuttomercatoweb that Newcastle United are interested in two top Italian youngsters, midfielder Gianmarco Paulis and striker Simone Solinas.
Gianmarco Paulis – impressing Newcastle scouts
Paulis stands 5’7″ tall and was born in Cagliari, and the 18 year-old is part of his home town club’s Youth Academy. and he has played 26 times over the last couple of seasons for their Youth side.
According to the transfermarkt.com web-site he would cost only about €50K, but of course at such a young age he may not even make it in football, although it’s a small financial risk for Newcastle.
There’s not much we can find out about 17 year-old Simone Solinas, although here is some video of him playing and scoring last season.
The news is that the Newcastle scouting team have been watching both youngsters, and they have both been impressive playing for the Cagliari youth side, and it could be that we will see both youngsters join Newcastle in January.
One of the major tenets of Newcastle’s current strategy is to spot top youngsters, and then bring them to Tyneside, although we have not been too successful with that policy, and have nobody in the last six years who has been brought in and is now a regular first team player.
Some of the youngsters brought to Newcastle over the last years were Ben Tozer, Fabio Zamblera, Jóan Símun Edmundsson, Ole Soderberg, Tamas Kadar, Samuel Adjei, Yven Moyo and others who were brought in with some fanfare, but all failed to make it on Tyneside.
We have to hope we have more success in the future with the youngsters we bring to the club.
These two could join Kevin Mbabu and Olivier Kemen, who are two top youngsters Newcastle have already signed this year.
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