Newcastle Have Little To Lose By Signing This Young Sensation

Newcastle have been credited with an interest in 18 year-old Ilkeston winger Che Adams, and some reports have even said Newcastle have had a bid turned down for him by his club.

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Che Adams – Newcastle have little to lose if we sign him

The teenager is attracting a lot of interest from various clubs, and he is out of contract in the summer, so he could be bought for a nominal fee in January.

Nottingham Forest, Burnley, Southampton, Sunderland and Norwich City are some of the clubs interested in the player, with Huddersfield Town said to be willing to bid £100K for him in January.

And of course Ilkeston are willing to sell him at the right price, and their Chairman Dave Mantle has said this about the teenager:

“It would be wrong of us to stand in his way if a good opportunity arises for him to move to a higher level.”

The youngster started his career at Coventry City, and has put in some excellent performances for the Northern Premier League side this season, after breaking into the first team last term.

Talking to the Ilkeston Advertiser, Adams has said this:

“Playing under pressure is good for me but at the same time I don’t want to make any mistakes when the scouts are watching.”

“It’s really important I stay disciplined and keep concentrating because that’s helped me so far and I feel both the team and I have benefited.”

“It’’s hard to believe some of the clubs I’ve been linked with, but it’s obviously a massive thrill and exciting as well.” 

“It’s a tough level to come in at as you’re being kicked everywhere every week but that physical side of it is good as it toughens you up.”

‘I think it’s been better to play first team football here than, for example, to have stayed at Coventry where lads my age are being released without having played a competitive game.”

“I just want to play football and keep working hard for Ilkeston. That’s the way I’ve always been, and whatever will happen in the future will happen.”

‘It’s a tough level to come in at as you’re being kicked everywhere every week but that physical side of it is good as it toughens you up.

It’s hard to think that Newcastle have much to lose if we bring the teenager to Newcastle for around £100K in January.

The upside on the Leicester born youngster is huge, especially when Alan Pardew wants more English players in his squad at Newcastle.

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6 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    If this lad’s as good as suggested, I can’t see £100k being anywhere near enough to bring him in.

    Surely Charnley must see the merit in not pussyfooting around and letting other clubs in on the act?

    Just get the kid signed up with a sensible offer with add-ons if need be.

    Pi$$ about any longer and the lad’ll be snapped up by a club with some enterprise.

  • expatmag

    Nov 13, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #2

    If you take off the statistics relating to Southampton Reading and Charlton when they werent in the PL, you will find his record is significantly inferior to the records of his colleagues in the PL.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Talking about youngsters, who’s watching newcastle U 21s tonight on sky sports,

  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Ooh expatmag

    That reference to Pard’s time outside of the Prem was below the belt, it’s Mannah for Catchy.

    Speaking of Mannah, you had a few tinnies today? Can’t be bad and there’s your pal Tuff, shivering and counting his pennies to see if he can afford cup o’ tea and a slice if dry toast.

    You’re a hard man.

  • duncandisorderly

    Nov 13, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Trying to statistically compare the performance of one manager against another is a farce. They are not managing the same clubs with the same budgets, opportunity and potential so it’s not a like-for-like comparison. What matters is whether the manager demonstrates good judgement, can adapt to different circumstances, learn from mistakes, show man management skills, act an an inspirational leader and role model to the players. We can all make our own judgements on these things without resorting to flawed statistical analysis

  • toonincheek

    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    duncan –

    I don’t think anyone is dumb enough to take those
    statistics as absolute. Everyone is surely aware of
    the differences you mention.

    They should not be dismissed out of hand, though,
    as you appear to do.

    They still make a good general basis for comparison.


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