Newcastle have been credited with an interest in 18 year-old Birmingham City left winger Demarai Gray, according to reports.
18 year-old Birmingham winger Demarai Gray – Magpies interested
Former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark is the manager at Birmingham City, and Gray made his senior debut last October against Milwall, as a 91st minute substitute in a 4–0 win, when he was still only 17.
The youngster has already played for the England U18 and U19 sides, and Newcastle are always interested in recruiting good young players, and a new priority on Tyneside is to get more Englishmen to the club.
Demarai played 9 times with one goal last season, and he has already played 9 times with one goal this season, so Newcastle will keep watching this lad,and we could sign him next summer or even in January.
It’s also not beyond the realm of possibility that we could loan his straight back to Birmingham, as we did with Nottingham Forest players Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow.
However, Demarai has been impressive so far this season, and bigger more ambitious clubs than Newcastle – namely Liverpool and Arsenal – are also said to be keeping tabs on the youngster.
We expect Newcastle to keep bringing in good teenagers to the club, as we try to recruit what turns out to be top players for the future.
Newcastle will not pay out big money these days for star players as awe used to under Freddy Shepherd, so we try the cheaper option and scout good youngsters who can then develop at Newcastle into top players of the future.
Unfortunately when and if that happens, we then sell them for big money – that’s what’s so frustrating about the way Newcastle are run these days – money is more important than the strength of the team.
But that’s the way it is. on Tyneside these days.
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