Newcastle are one of the clubs said to be interested in QPR’s young and impressive full-back Darnell Furlong.
Darnell Furlong – Newcastle interested in 19 year-old
The Luton-born 19 year-old made his debut in the 2-1 defeat at Hull City last weekend, when Joey Barton managed to get himself sent off again, this time for punching one of the Hull City players – and he made it a lot easier for Hull to get a vital 3 points at home.
Darnell signed his first professional contract last March, and he has not been capped at any youth level by England, but other clubs said to be interested in the right-back include West Brom, Crystal Palace and Hull City.
The story is in the Mail today, and Darnell is the son of former Birmingham and QPR striker Paul Furlong.
QPR are battling against relegation for the second successive season, but even with losing at Hull last weekend they are still in 4th bottom place on 22 points, and above Burnley and Aston Villa but only just – on goal difference.
Furlong is said to be one of the most promising youngsters at QPR but if QPR are relegated they will find it difficult to hold onto their players including good youngsters like Darnell.
He came through the Youth Academy at QPR, and Newcastle are always interested in signing good young players before they become too expensive and the idea is to bring them to the club and then develop them into players who can play in the first team.
But if they become too good for Newcastle, because other big clubs come after them or they want European football, they are sold on at a profit.
That’s one reason Newcastle’s financial results, if not our actual football results, are outstanding.
If Newcastle are to build a good team in the future, the club will have to find some way to keep our good players rather than selling them off for money.
As far we can tell Furlong looks a very decent player and comes highly rated.
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