Dutchman Trying To Emulate Sebastien Bassong

Newcastle are giving a one week trial to 17 year-old Dutchman Dani Koks on trial, so he will have a chanced to impress the new head coach Stave McClaren, who will be off with the first team to America this weekend.

We remember seven years ago when 21 year-old Sebastien Bassong came in for a week-long trial from Metz when Kevin Keegan was at the club,  and he was signed on and not only that but he was easily Newcastle’s best player in that relegation season.

Sebastien was our Player of the Season with a massive 67.9% of the vote.

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Dani Koks – on trial this week at Newcastle

Newcastle got him in for nothing and sold him in August of 2009, about one year later for £8M to Tottenham, but he hasn’t done all that well since he left Newcastle.

Hes now at Norwich and spent some time on loan at Watford last season where he made 11 appearances  for them.

Dani is a bit younger than Sebastien was,  but at least he does have a similar chance to Sebastien to impress this week and earn a contract at Newcastle – and who knows he could follow in Bassong’s footsteps.

The 17-year-old midfielder is unhappy that he was not in the Ajax team for the Future Cup, which Ajax organize each year for U17 teams, and is held at the Amsterdam ArenA over the Easter weekend.

Dani has left Ajax and joined Willem II,  but he will try hard to get a contract at Newcastle.

We don’t know too much about this lad – but we hope he can take his big chance this week.

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