There is a report that Newcastle and Steve McClaren may be interested in Real Madrid’s young central midfielder Omar Mascarell, who was on loan at Derby County last season, and Derby have an option to buy him, which they are now said to be considering.
Omar Mascarell – in action for Derby last season
But other clubs are also said to be interested in signing the 22 year-old who was impressive for Derby last season,
Omar has two years left on his contract at Madrid and was one of the players who was out towards the end of the season.
His absence coincided with Derby’s dramatic late collapse last season, as they finished out of the play-off spots in 8th place.
Steve McClaren was fired by Derby a few weeks ago, and they brought in Paul Clement from Real Madrid, so you would think Omar would be willing to sign on at Derby since Paul presumably knows him well.
McClaren is now at Newcastle which explains Newcastle’s interest in the youngster.
Omar was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, and he joined Real Madrid’s youth system at the age of 17, arriving from local club CD Laguna de Tenerife.
So maybe he is aware of what Ayoze Perez did at Newcastle last season which could help Newcastle if we are really interested in signing him.
Mascarell has played once for the full Real Madrid side and 52 times for Real Madrid Castilla – their reserve side – and he played 30 times while on loan at Derby.
The report is in HTC Sport who are citing sources close to the Derby club.
What do you think?