There is a report that Newcastle are interested in signing 21 year-old Feyenoord winger Jean-Paul Boetius, who joined the Dutch club when he was just six years old back in 2000.
The talented winger picked up his first and only cap so far for Holland last year in March, in a friendly game against France at the Stade de France in Paris.
Jean-Paul Boetius – 21 year-old Feyenoord winger
Newcastle probably hope to get a good deal on the youngster, since his contract runs out next summer.
He has played 96 times for Feyenoord over the last three seasons, with 20 goals and 17 assists. and he has played 26 times with four goals (combined) for the Holland U17, 19 and U21 sides.
Newcastle have already signed Gini Wijnaldum from PSV ten days ago, and we now have five Dutch Internationals in the squad, and if we can sign this promising young winger then that will make it six.
Jean-Paul plays on the left wing and he is valued at around €5M (£3.5M) on the transfermarkt.com web-site.
It may be that Newcastle have turned their attentions to the 21 year-old, after missing out on long term target 22 year-old Florian Thauvin of Marseilles.
Newcastle have been unable to agree a fee for the talented Frenchman with his French club, and may have decided to move on.
In March, north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal were both said to be anxious to sign the Dutch international, who can also play on the right side, and the fee at that time was said to be £5M.
The report of Newcastle’s interest is in GOAL, so we don’t know how accurate the story is – but Chief Scout Graham Carr has been scouting in Holland last season.
We cannot find any reports in Holland or in England on Newcastle’s interest in this player – so maybe take it with a pinch of salt.
But after signing Mitrovich today – even if Tottenham and Arsenal are interested and we are really keen on the 21 year-old – Newcastle could still be in with a chance of getting him to Tyneside.
Here’s some video on the player they call the young sensation.