Newcastle Reported After Top Young In-Demand Striker

Newcastle have been linked with young Sheffield United striker Che Adams a few times this summer and now there’s news in the Sun that the Leicester-born versatile forward, who has only just turned 20 this month, is a top target of  Magpies’ manager Rafa Benitez.

Papiss Cisse has left the club this summer for China and he needs to be replaced, although Newcastle do have Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez and 19 year-old local lad and England U-19 International Adam Armstrong as potential strikers for this season.

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Che Adams – 20 year-old Sheffield United striker

But with the transfer market only going to get more expensive as time goes on, Rafa is trying to pick up some top young talent who have vast potential for the future while also plugging some holes in the Newcastle squad.

Adams came through the Youth Academy at Coventry and then moved to Ilkeston in 2013 for one year before joining Sheffield United in November, 2014, with a bevy of clubs from higher divisions at the time trying to sign the then 18 year-old.

In December of 2014 he made his professional debut for the Blades in a 1–0 home victory in the League Cup over Southampton.

Adams didn’t do much in his first season at the Blades – 3 goals in 13 appearances – but last season  he scored 12 goals in 40 appearances for the League One club.

So far he has 53 appearances with 15 goals and 5 assists for Sheffield United.

Che has played a couple of times for the England U-20 side and as well as being able to play up front as a striker he can play on either wing too.

He has a lots of pace and his former manager Kevin Wilson at Ilkeston described Adams as follows:

“He has pace in abundance and really powerful too and his biggest asset is that knack of changing games in the blink of an eye”

Just what we need.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

66 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #1

    who’s killed the blog?

  • beermonkey

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #2


    its not dead yet

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s the Phoney War, Jail.


    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Not hugely rated by their fans from what I’ve read on him but who knows why

    Him, Henry and Mawson all young hungry English players though

  • GAZ09

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Sign him up, this kid is quality!

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #6

    So he’s a poor man’s Adam Armstrong then? 12 in 40 in league one doesn’t sound that good. At the same time would prefer him in the squad over a Goofy or a Rivière.

  • manxpie

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #7

    good goals ratio plus looks built like a tank plus ashley’s dream of having the potential to increase his price for re-sale, swap him for vuckic and a bit of money
    their fans it will just be sour grapes i reckon

  • manxpie

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #8

    i thought he was an att mid not a striker?

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Well done, Chris Froome.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 24, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Sign him up this lad has got bags of potential

  • lesh

    Jul 24, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #11


    Don’t you worry about who’s killed the blog. Erdoghan’s on the case and they’ll be rounded up along with the Turkish forces and academics!

  • SuperShearer

    Jul 24, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #12

    This is exactly the kind of signing we should be making. Young, British, huge potential and a season the Championship. Under Rafa he could thrive while still not being under the limelight of The Premiership. People saying he will hinder Arma aren’t looking at the bigger picture – why can’t they play together?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 24, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Why will this affect Arma when he can play as an attacking midfield role ??

  • martoon

    Jul 24, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Hi Guys – I’m planning to collate predictions like I did before last season. Don’t give me them yet but I just thought I’d ask whether people have any suggestions for tweaking it. Last year we predicted:
    Final League Position (I think I can guess most people’s 🙂 )
    Final number of points
    League Cup round reached
    FA Cup round reached
    1st Team Signings
    1st Team Leaving
    Top Goal Scorer
    Number of goals for TGS

    I’m thinking maybe to drop the 1st team signings & leaving and maybe replace with something else – any ideas anybody or should I just leave it as is???

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Top of the league
    121 points
    League cup winners.
    FA cup winners.
    Dwight Gayle 37 goals.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Yep get this lad in and also the young left back we have been linked with !

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail……… What are you drinking?

  • lochinvar

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Wasn’t there talk of a significant name signing to add to the team for next seasons or did I hear that wrong?

    Che Adams – get him in and we have a core of young guns that could be exciting to watch ..

  • mindcompressor

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #19

    i know other player who scored a lot of goals in L1 – name: adam armstrong. if we want to give adams place in first squad, arma should get his chances first, imo 🙂

  • martoon

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Thank-you Jail – very constructive 🙂

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #21

    please don’t tempt fate, count chickens or any other cliche going !!!!

  • worthing magpiee

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #22

    With rafa still in charge the championship is the best thing thats happend to this great club, a new start, get rid of of no one that dont want to be here,and players that join want to get us back to were we belong.. this is the most ive been excited about going into a season since are old mate mikey has been head at the helm.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Martoon can you launch this closer to kick off?

  • martoon

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #24

    I was thinking players leaving is a bit subjective – do you count Marveau & Obertan?? Maybe replace with player of the season?? but I’m open to ideas.

  • martoon

    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Munster – Yes I plan to do it the week before the Fulham game but I’m just looking for ideas to ‘tweak’ the categories?

  • toonincheek

    Jul 24, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Why no mention of Ivan Toney?
    What’s up with him?

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 24, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #27


    Don’t know if you like this idea but how about score prediction who ever gets the most right over season wins blogger of the season, was going to say something like something similar to dream team but don’t think that’s going to work, what you came up with last season was good fun for everyone so might as well do something different.

  • SUTTY1978

    Jul 24, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Martoon, how about “players with most assists” & “goals from set pieces”. The second category would have been pretty easy if Pardew were still here


    Jul 24, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Who won the last one?

    As for suggestions i’d say ur over complicating it

  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 24, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #30
  • Blofal

    Jul 24, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #31

    This Yasin El-Mhani kid we have is a freak with his skills. If Rafa can teach him composure and positional awareness we are on a future superstar. Just google any YouTube video. But start with this nutmeg…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Only joking about the cups, I think we’ll only win the FA one, but I honestly believe we’ll get an insane amount of points, maybe not the record as there’s some canny teams this time round, I think Gayle will be the top scorer as well, I don’t know if the bookies have given him odds yer.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #33

    They have, he’s 10/1 Perez on 25’s. I’m having a ton on that. Barry Fry reckons he’s putting a few quid on as well.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye martoon,
    League position, points cups and top scorer is enough. SUTTY has gone well overboard.

  • so-far-king-quick

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #35

    seen reports saying we could offer then arma on loan to sweeten the deal. what would be the point in that??? just give arma nows the time for him to step up surely

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #36

    My money’s just gone on Dwight Gayle top scorer.

  • Yo-yo

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #37


    Then we’d have both players under contract – but Arma would have more time to develop. Even a loan til January would be a useful sweetener.

    I just get the Rafa thing as being players know he’s a great coach and will improve them. He seems to spend a lot of time on the psychological aspects of managing players.
    Even after a dozen games or so – why did anybody ever think Tufty was the answer ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Wiki has him as an attacking midfielder. Sign him up. He might be better than Wijnaldum 😀


    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Gayle is most likely but I reckon Mitro might get a lot of goals slower league will suit him and there will be more crosses coming in with worse defenders to clear

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Only Jib, catchy and Lee Churnley thought that the hapless tuft was the answer.


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