The Daily Star is reporting today that Newcastle United are one of the clubs keeping tabs on 18 year-old Ilkeston midfielder Che Adams.
Che Adams – bid turned down for young striker
And if the Daily Star report is to be believed then Newcastle have already made a bid for the player, which was turned down.
Burnley, Southampton and Sunderland are three other Premier League clubs who are watching the youngster, but the news is that Newcastle are now hoping to sign Adams in the January transfer window.
Che has put in some excellent performances for the Northern Premier League side this season, after breaking into the first team last season.
Newcastle have a new policy of recruiting more from the local area on Tyneside, but of course that doesn’t mean we will not pick up top talent from other parts of the country – which seems to be the case with Che.
Newcastle signed Rolando Aarons from Bristol City just over a couple of years ago, and the 18 year-old is now coming through into the first team on Tyneside.
Ilkeston play in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division and Newcastle scouts have identified this lad as one for the future at Newcastle.
And since Che’s contract runs out next summer, Newcastle will want to sign him at that time, but are more likely to try to get him in during the January transfer window for a reasonable fee.
If the two clubs cannot agree on the fee it usually goes to a tribunal.
Here is the piece on the Ilkeston FC web-site about the youngster:
12. Che Adams
Born Leicester – July 13, 1996
Another of last season’s success stories in the youth team, he powered his way into the senior side and never looked out of place. His whole-hearted displays made him a firm favorite with supporters.
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