We were first linked with 18 year-old Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray while Lee Clark was still the City manager couple of months ago, and Newcastle are again being linked in the Express with the talented and impressive England youth player, who plays his game like Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling..
Demarai Gray – 18 year-old Birmingham City winger
Demarai made his debut for Birmingham in October of last year as a 17 year-old, and he played 9 times with one goal for his home town club last season, and so far this season he has four goals in his 15 appearances.
Yesterday he was the star man in Birmingham’s 6-1 thrashing of Reading, and he scored a first half hat trick at St. Andrew’s.
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 into the club.
Other top clubs are also said to be interested in the youngster, and they include both Arsenal and Liverpool.
Newcastle are looking for good young English players, and we have also been linked all season with MK Dons 18 year-old central midfielder, Dele Alli.
And if recent reports are to be believed, Newcastle could be signing Ally either in January or over the summer.
It makes a lot of sense for Newcastle to recruit good youngsters, but it’s always a very difficult task of identifying those youngsters who can make the grade.
We we see many youngsters who fall away, for whatever reason, after being top prospects when they were younger.
One of those at Newcastle at the moment seems to be 19 year-old North Shields born striker Adam Campbell, who was a top prospect of Newcastle’s only two years ago.
We wouldn’t be too surprised if Newcastle try to bring in Demarai Gray in the summer, and the news is that we are watching the youngster closely.
Demarai would presumably be part of Peter Beardsley’s Development squad, but as we have seen from Ayoze Perez this season, if he’s good enough he will get his chance in the Newcastle first team.
That in itself could be an attraction for some of the top youngsters in England to join Newcastle United.
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