Newcastle United are rumored to be interested in 21 year-old central midfielder Jordan Cousins, who has played for all the England Youth sides through the U21 level and plays for Charlton Athletic.
Jordan Cousins – 21 year-old central midfielder
Jordan came through the Charlton Youth Academy and made his debut in August of 2013 in a 4–0 win against Oxford United in the Capital One Cup.
Jordan has played 41 times for Charlton this season with 3 goals and 4 assists, and overall he has made 88 total appearances with five goals and six assists over the last two seasons for the Charlton first team.
Jordan was born in Greenwich and just by chance it looks like his contract at Charlton runs out this summer, so he would be available as a free agent, although Charlton would be due some compensation since he’s younger than 24.
Newcastle like to bring in young players on small transfer fees, who have yet to fully develop, and then when they have developed into better players at Newcastle, they are usually sold on at a big profit.
That’s good for the finances at Newcastle, but we also need to keep some of our best players, if we are ever going to have a good team again.
Joe Gomez – 17 year-old center-back
Newcastle are also said to be interested in Charlton’s 17 year-old England defender Joe Gomez, who can play at center-back or right back.
And even though Joe is only 17, he already stands 6’2″ tall and has played 11 times for the Charlton first team and for the England U16, U17 and U19 Youth sides.
If Newcastle are indeed after these two youngsters it shows that Newcastle want to bring in more Englishmen into the squad, and maybe we’ll see a double swoop for the two of them in the summer.
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