Ryan Gauld is a 17 year-old attacking midfielder who has gained a first team spot this season at Dundee, and he has played 15 times with 5 goals for the Scottish Championship League side this term, and he’s attracting the interest of some big clubs, including Newcastle United.
Ryan Gauld – 17 year-old top youngster north of the border
Ryan is 5’5″ tall which is one inch shorter than Vurnon Anita, although the Scottish lad still has time to grow, and he doesn’t turn 18 until next month.
Ryan has played 8 times for the Scottish U19 side and made his debut for the U21 side against Georgia last week in a 1-1 draw, and needless to say, he’s very highly rated north of the border.
The news is that Newcastle are interested in this youngster, and of course now is the time to snap this lad up, before other clubs come in for him, and before he becomes too good a player and his price would go shooting up.
But it’s always a risk with teenagers, because you never really know how they are going to turn out – and that’s because it takes more than just skill to succeed, but you have to have the character, determination and willingness to work hard, to become a big player – and to become successful in any career – come to think of it.
But for such a low fee that Dundee would accept for the youngster, in Ryan’s case, it’s probably worth the risk.
And Ryan could continue playing first team football, because Newcastle could always loan him straight back to Dundee, and that may be a good deal for both clubs.
Ryan has played a total of 27 times for Dundee with 6 goals, and here’s some video on who they call the Scottish Messi.[youtube id=”9FJRidMJSeA” mode=”normal” align=”left”]
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