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Newcastle Reported Back In For Sparta Prague Winger

4:03 pm, Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

During the Spain vs Czech Republic game televised today,  commentator Ian Wright mentioned that Newcastle were interested in 23 year-old Sparta Prague left winger Ladislav Krejci, who has 19 caps and four goals for his country.

Not sure if this is true but we were certainly interested in the player a year ago, but we didn’t sign him.

ladislav krejci

23 year-old Ladislav Krejci of Sparta Prague

Last year at this time he was playing for the Czech Republic U21 side in the U21 European Championships – and he’s made the step up to the first team, although he made his full debut for his country as long as four years ago, when he was just 19.

Last year at this time before his untimely death last December, former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek was a coach at Sparta Prague and maybe he recommended the player to Newcastle.

The lad turns 24 early next month and he has played 168 games for Sparta Prague with 35 goals and 35 assists – so that’s not a bad record for the skilful and creative winger, who can both score and create goals.

Last June the player would have cost around £4M, but we’re not sure what the price would be now.

The left footed player made his debut for Prague way back in 2010, and he has a contract that still has a year to run in the Czech Republic.

Newcastle have still to make their first signing of the summer – maybe it’s Ladislav.

By the way Spain won the game 1-0 with a late goal from Gerard Pique after 87 minutes.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Jun 13, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    One thing for sure, if this lad’s any good, the £4m he was reportedly available for last year’ll look like chickenfeed if has a good Euros.

    Yet Charnley and Carr wasted millions on Thauvin with an eye on profit

  • 2 Bobbybee // Jun 13, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    I’m not going to believe any of these rumours unless it comes from Rafa or the club – and I doubt Rafa will be telling the world who he’s looking at for fear of being gazumped. I think our deals will be done before a rumour starts. 😉

  • 3 jazzyp // Jun 13, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Oh look yet another winger linked !!

  • 4 Shadow_Shearer // Jun 13, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    I don’t know how many times this needs to be spelt out. We need defenders & strikers!!

    Any report that states we are in for a winger is just non sense!!

  • 5 Spoof // Jun 13, 2016 at 4:29 PM


    How and why is it nonsense, assuming that Cabella and Thauvin move on which seems probable more than possible that only leaves us with two natural wingers in Townsend and Aarons, one may leave and the other is injury prone, yes defenders and strikers are needed but to say talk of wingers is nonsense is to me wrong as we need them as well.

  • 6 dok - the horrid colonial // Jun 13, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    had a player on loan here from stoke, Bobby Moseley, left back, young, fast and skilled, love to see him at NUFC

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