There is news that Newcastle United are interested in Scotland central midfielder Lewis Macleod, who plays for Rangers.
Lewis Macleod – Rangers central midfield play-maker
With Mike Ashley now owning just less than 9% of Rangers and essentially in control of the club, it will probably not be surprising that there could be some Newcastle youngsters going on loan to Rangers, and some players also going in the opposite direction, either on loan or on permanent deals.
Macleod is only 20 years old so he’s the right age of players Newcastle may be interested and he has already played 75 times for the Scottish club with 16 goals and he;’s played for all the Scottish Youth sides from U16 though U21.
Born in Wishaw, 15 miles south-east of Glasgow, he joined Rangers as a 10 year-old and made his debut for the first team in July of 2012 against Brechin City, having just turned 18.
The news is being made by his agent Paul Martin said in the Daily Record:
“There has been interest in Lewis from more than one team but that’s all I’d say on the matter.”
The player is highly rated in Scotland and he’s a play-making central midfielder – the type of player Newcastle are always interested in.
Newcastle have had success with a number of their youngsters this season, which is one reason we have collected a good 20 points in our last 9 league games and are now in 7th position, just 3 points off 4th place.
In July of last year Lewis gave an interview to the Daily Record, and he seems a humble enough lad:
“My parents always taught me that I wasn’t to forget where I came from. I know some young players can let the game get to them and act flash but I don’t want to be like that.”
“I’m not particularly keen on getting recognized by people in the street and I did buy the car because the insurance was cheaper. “
“My incentive to do well is the buzz you get from playing in front of 40,000-plus at Ibrox every second week.”
Well if this news is true he could even be playing in front of 52,000 fans at St. James’ Park, against some of the best teams in Europe – like Chelsea FC as one example.
Newcastle could make a move in January, and Lewis would probably be brought into the Development squad under Peter Beardsley – at least initially, and then it would be up to the 5’9″ player to show what he can do in the Newcastle U21 side.
But Newcastle have shown this season, with players like Ayoze Perez. Mehdi Abeid, Massadio Haidara and Rolando Aarons, that if you are good enough then manager Alan Pardew gives them their chance in the Newcastle first team.
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