Newcastle Reported To Be Tracking Striker In Eredivisie

There are reports coming out of Holland that Newcastle are interested in Groningen’s 17 year-old striker Richairo Zivkovic.

Richairo Zivkovic

Richairo Zivkovic – 17 year-old Groningen striker

Richairo is of Serbian and Curacaoan descent, and he has already played for the Dutch U19 side and is currently at FC Groningen where he’s played 24 times with five goals.

He made his senior league debut for FC Groningen in December of 2012, when he was just 16 years (and three months) old, and came on as a late substitute in the 2-0 win over Heracles.

Zivkovic could be one of the top youngsters that Newcastle are always looking to bring into the club, and the reports say that Newcastle have been watching this player in the Eredivisie this season.

Over the last year Newcastle have signed youngsters like Kevin Mbabu from Servette, who has played for all the Swiss Youth sides through U19 level, and Olivier Kemen from Metz who has played for the French U17 side.

It is one of Newcastle’s strategies to bring in youngsters who can be developed on Tyneside to become top players.

However, Newcastle have not been too successful in this over the last six years or so, and the club have very little to show for their efforts.

This youngster seems to be top notch,  with other Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City also said to be interested in the player.

What do you think?

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12 comments so far

  • DokToon

    Feb 20, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #1

    no chance… if i see a possible target for us, with the tag, ” and chelsea or citeh are alos interested”, its a foregone conclusion, we wont get him, sad to say…

  • Ben3arfa

    Feb 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #2


  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 20, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I have been sneezing for months now and now I know why!

    it must be i’m allergic to BS

  • mag

    Feb 20, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #4

    The return of Coloccini proves how tight Ashley is any other club would have moved him on but Ashley wants his pound of flesh.

  • mag

    Feb 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #6

    We’ll get this until the end of the summer links to substandard strikers remember Albert fingbogsson?Gomis, all rubbish they had Demba Ba and allowed him to walk because of Ashleys greed.

  • mag

    Feb 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Tudor, Lol!

  • hitman

    Feb 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    BS started early,makes it look like where looking to bring in good players.ashley must think us fans are reet mugs,then again ya have a full hoose for the game on sunday.madness

  • lesh

    Feb 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #9

    According to the press, we’ve got some competition for this kid’s signature but seeing off Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Man U and Arsenal among others houldn’t be too much of a problem for us.

    We couldn’t track an elephant on a bowling green!

  • toonluvva

    Feb 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #10

    I fear another transfer window of being outbid for players we are interested in.

    Ashley will doubtless offer well below the asking price withe inevitable result. Of course, he will delight in having all that lovely cash rolling around in our account, but I wonder how clubs have achieved success by being too tight with their finances.

    I must point out here that I have never expected Ashley to pump in the obscene amounts that Citeh, Chelski and Man Ure have done in the past. What I believe most fans would like to see is consistent investment, instead of letting Cabaye go but no-one brought in.

    So there we have it. It is always out of our hands.
    If we have a reasonable summer transfer window and top it up in January, we could move on and up the league. However, should it be a fiasco, then we need to get the message out to the media that it is all Ashley’s fault and no-one else.

  • nufc 11

    Feb 21, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Were tracking everyone and buying no one, bringing them in on loan but not signing pre contract deals then getting grazumped by bigger clubs thats nufc for ya rape and pillage Mike Ashley, for the first time in my life I couldnt care less what happens to nufc.


    Feb 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #12

    I don,t believe it for one minute?


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