Newcastle are reported to be interested in signing Reading winger Tarique Fosu, according to local press reports, and the 19 year-old England U18 winger is well thought of at Reading and has only just broken into the first team down south.
Tarique Fosu – Reading winger
Fosu made his debut for the Reading first team at the beginning of this month in their last game of the season, which was the 3-0 win at Derby County which dropped County to 8th place and out of the play-off picture.
Tarique looks to have a very bright future ahead of him – and of course Newcastle will be (hopefully) bringing in a number of younger players for the Development squad in the summer, although as we saw last season with Ayoze Perez – if you are good enough at Newcastle you will get your first team chance.
Ayoze had a very good first season at Newcastle and scored 7 (good) Premier league goals in 38 appearances for the Magpies, and he definitely looks one for the future on Tyneside.
Fosu already looks a good player, and can play on either wing and is two footed (in the football sense) and he has both pace and skills on the ball.
Reading will obviously be keen to hold onto their top young player, but Newcastle have the funds to make Reading a good offer for the player – especially this summer when we must spend the money to strengthen our squad.
The other Premier league club interested in the player are Aston Villa, who ended up 4th bottom yesterday, after losing 1-0 at home to relegated Burnley, and new manager Tim Sherwood will be looking to improve his squad big time this summer – so they are not once again fighting relegation.
Tarique is the type of young player Newcastle like to sign and then develop and bring him though on Tyneside – although we haven’t been as successful at that policy as we need to be over the last few years.