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Newcastle Think They Have Found Another Top Youngster

3:08 pm, Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

News today that Newcastle United are interested in 21 year-old Norwegian striker Veton Berisha, who currently plays for Viking in the Tippeligaen.

His parents are from Kosovo although Berisha was born in Egersund, Norway, and the youngster has played for all the Norwegian youth sides from U15 through U21 and Newcastle are said to be interested in signing the impressive youngster this summer.

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Veton Berisha – Viking 21 year-old forward

Newcastle are said to think they can have the same success with Berisha that we had with Ayoze Perez last season.

Newcastle signed the then 20 year-old Perez from Tenerife for around £1.5M last summer, and Ayoze had a great first season for Newcastle scoring seven Premier League goals in 39 appearances for the Magpies.

Perez looks like he can become an excellent player at Newcastle and seems to love it on Tyneside.

Berisha signed on at Viking back in 2009, and made his first team debut in the same year against Hundvag, and since then he’s made 116 appearances with 25 goals but this seasons he’s been in very good form scoring 9 goals in only 13 appearances so far this term.

It just so happens that Berisha’s contract is up at the end of the month, and he will become a free agent at that time, although Newcastle will have to pay a compensation fee to Viking.

Newcastle are expected to bring a number of development players into the club this summer, and in fact Ayoze was signed for Peter Beardsley’s squad last summer, but he impressed immediately and ended up playing regularly for Newcastle, and finished second in our  Player of the Season poll to Daryl Janmaat, who we signed from Feyenoord last summer.

Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?

  • Janmaat (53%, 2,685 Votes)
  • Perez (18%, 926 Votes)
  • Colback (16%, 799 Votes)
  • Gutierrez (6%, 294 Votes)
  • Sissoko (3%, 164 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,072

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There’s very little risk in Newcastle signing 5’8″ tall Veton, and let’s hope we can get the lad on Tyneside this summer.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Development squad · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Lee Charnley on phone to JC “John your sacked, pass the phone to Steve………..”

  • 2 BrightonMag // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    @1 HA…..Would love it…Later JC!!! Made my day that has

  • 3 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:11 PM



  • 4 ashleysmate // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    But you can’t sack the best coach in the country. …can you???

  • 5 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    get in!! sacking of the deadwood in the staffs like carver and stone feels like a massive signing! that joy! WOO!

    let’s hope Woodman leaves too!

  • 6 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Carver & Stone have left the club, Fans renew season tickets, Carver gets signed back on as coach.

    Possibilities are endless!

  • 7 stripes1009 // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:14 PM


    Nice one!!!!’

    Hope JC reads it????

  • 8 shaun__ // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Great! Now it just needs to come about that mcclaren is a ruse and life will be good again! Reckon Steve must have said I’m not working with those muppets, even if to buy some brownie points with the fans

  • 9 Magpie Myles // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Those two leaving will be like a new signing!

    Best news for ages!

    Let’s hope, if it Mclaren that he gets to bring in some good staff!

  • 10 Graeme // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    I bet its a quiet night in the Denton tonight lol

  • 11 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    We have precious little to feel positive about for so long, it’s pathetic really having to celebrate the fact that the hierarchy at our club have made a sensible, but obvious decision.

    It is progress though and maybe they are taking note of fans opinions a teeny weeny bit.

  • 12 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    what odds on Carver going to palace?

  • 13 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Who will SM bring in as Assistant?

    What specialist coaches is SM bringing in?

    I really hope he brings in a set piece specialist.

  • 14 sickandtired // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    So, it’s obvious that the coaching staff being replaced was not an obstacle to appointing any other HC.
    Makes a mockery of all the newspaper stories thus far.

  • 15 Grievous // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Come from the same town as Berisha. He has been really good this season, but last season and the one before that he only scored 1 goal, as a striker.

  • 16 norway1991 // Jun 9, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Hahahahahah I know this lad. He is from my hometown in Egersund. I’v played a few times with his Brother veton. He is a player with power. Deadly inside infront of the goal. He is not tal. Bur he is stronge. Fantastic

  • 17 norway1991 // Jun 9, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    He suffered last season with a injuri. A broken leg or something

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