We had a report out in early June that Newcastle were going head to head for 18 year-old French whiz kid Kingsley Coman with Italian giants Juventus, and unfortunately we have missed out on the youngster, who decided to go join that other club who wear the black and white stripes.
Kingsley Coman – chose Juventus
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder joined Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain this week, after playing four games for the PSG first team last season and was being pursued by a number of clubs with Juventus and Newcastle thought to be in the lead for the top PSG youngster.
Coman has talked about the other options he had:
“There were Newcastle, Arsenal and Tottenham interested in me too,” “But I have chosen Juventus because I love their history. This was the club of Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane and David Trezeguet.”
Newcastle need to keep going after these top young players, but we could do with bringing more of them into the club this summer.
We have been successful in getting top young prospects Kevin Mbabu and Olivier Kemen in over the last 18 months, and of course we hope to get more through the door this summer.
Coman would have been a great young signing for us – but unfortunately it was not to be.
Written while on vacation in England.