Newcastle Interested In Signing Sunderland Whiz KId

Sunderland signed highly talented Joel Asoro from IF Brommapojkarna in the summer of last year and the 17 year-old made his debut for the Black Cats against Middlesbrough this season, when he came on as an 81st minute substitute.

He has since made another 2 appearances for Sunderland and he made his debut for the Sweden U21 side last month starting the game against Spain in the 1-1 draw.

Newcastle’s Chief Scout Graham Carr was at that game and he praised the performance of the Sunderland youngster after the game.


Joel Asoro in action against Shrewsbury

Joel has now played three times for the Swedish U-21 even though he doesn’t turn 18 until next April.

Certainly there are a number of top clubs now taking an interest in the youngster and it seems like Newcastle are one of those clubs

Asoro started his career at his hoem town club IFK Haninge and then when he turned eleven he moved to IF Brommapojkarna.

The club is well known in Sweden for its famous Youth Academy which has produced players such as John Guidetti, Albin Ekdal, Simon Tibbling and Ludwig Augustinsson in the past.

He was there for five years before moving to the Black Cats.

Sunderland obviously will not want to lose their prize asset and he could even cost quite a lot given the huge potential of the teenager.

We’ll have to wait and see what transpires, but it’s doubtful that Newcastle would have any chance of signing the teenager in January.

However Sunderland have only 2 points from their first 9 league games, four points worse off  than Newcastle after 9 games last season – that’s not good because we were completely hopeless under Steve McClaren last season.

And for the umpteenth year in a row the Black Cats are struggling with relegation.

New manager David Moyes will need to turn it around quickly and if we cannot the only question is when will Sunderland sign up the now available Sam Allardyce to try to save them?

If Sunderland do finally get relegated this season we could see Rafa Benitez make an attempt to sign Asoro.

Joel would probably love to be working with a world-class manager at a club who finally seem to be going places.

That club is Newcastle United of course.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • outside the box

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #1

    from previous post
    wonder if tiote will be included for game tonight….or one of reserves callum roberts??

  • MadisonToon

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #2

    from previous as well

    RE: outside the box

    It would be great to see Tiote get some game time and work his way back into the fold. In games like this where they’re likely to be gritty (lots of backups, less consistency from both teams) it would be good to have an enforcer in there.

    Since his potential deals away from the club have fallen through, this is the type of game he needs to be involved in if we are going to be seeing him on the pitch at all before January. If he wants a move in January, he has to be playing or nobody will take him (or at least they won’t give him much money to come).

  • TyneMouth

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #3

    RAFA BINGO. Confirmed Team for Cup-tie.


    Anita… Mbemba… Grant…Dummett.




    …don’t think Rafa will rotate goal-keepers, he will most likely select Sels for an away game, perhaps Saturday at Preston…

  • clinath@ed

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #4

    I see Wolves have sacked Zenga. Wonder If Big Sam will go back to his home town(ish) club?

  • outside the box

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #5

    madison @ 2 …yeah my thoughts as well …if he isn,t in frame for tonight difficult to see where he will be involved

  • MadisonToon

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #6


    I hope he does get minutes. We only have three in the holding midfield role (Shelvey, Colback and Hayden) and a fourth (Tiote) so that we can rotate completely if necessary would be useful.

    Others could play there, but I doubt they’d do better than a natural and it would pull them from being available for their main position.


    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #7

    outside tb at 1 callum roberts was injured in reserve game the other week and has not played since. callum smith was training with the squad for this game so must have a chance.

  • stephen1971

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    whizzkid ? he,s not contributing much to the cause is he lol

  • Spoof

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #9

    How long is it till Aarons is back, he was ruled out for two months and it is two months since he was injured, surely he can’t be too far away, I really do hope that he gets fit and stays fit because this lad has serious talent, sadly it’s to no avail if he is constantly going to be in the treatment room.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #10

    I think Tiotes goose is cooked at the club, he looked miles off the pace when he came on against (Villa?) He’ll more than likely be gone in January and therefore I don’t think it’s worth wasting g a sub just to get him up to speed. It’s a shame as I thought he was going to be immense for us this season, he obviously just wants away and doesn’t care anymore.

  • simon376

    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #11

    I know the lad and his Mother, will have to ask when I next see them if he would want to come if asked. Keep telling him I just about forgive him for playing for them. He does look a good player mind

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Is Fat Sam allowed back in football

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #13


    a good point

  • beermonkey

    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14


    not heard anything on aarons
    but he wont be risked till he is fit


    he can still manage i dont think he was charged with anything was he??

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Fat Sam blog killer!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardew is a worse than bang average manager who didn’t get way enough abuse on here!!!

  • Bobbybee

    Oct 25, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail, and I think he’s part of an ongoing investigation into the whole sordid affair. The FA usually botch these investigations so I imagine he’ll be allowed back on the gravy train eventually. That said, the way he has no respect for his employer won’t have been lost on many clubs, but who might be reluctant to consider him. I wouldn’t employ him when there’s better options. I think the way to judge it is simply to ask yourself if you would employ him after the way he was quite happy to show people how to bypass rules his employer had put in place? I doubt he’d be classed as trustworthy again. Then again, Sunderland might… . 🙂

  • mindshaft

    Oct 25, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #18

    We’all get no money for Tiote in Jan so can’t see the point of him taking a team spot ahead of players who have a future at the club – would be a bit tough on the guys who aren’t getting much game time

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 25, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #19

    His first signing would no doubt be Adam Johnston on a free.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 25, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Finally got away from gardening duties, although they did need doing.

    Rafa barny bingo
    Anita Lascelles Clarke Dummett
    Hayden Colback
    Ritchie Diame Gouffron

    Fairly conservative choice but I don’t think he’ll want to play Shelvey tonight but won’t make a lot of changes either.


  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 25, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #21


    How about Hartlepool, might end up hanging him. 😉

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 25, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Oops time time to take up my cooking duties now, just wanted to make sure I got my Rafa bingo team in.

    Later, hoping for a good stream or periscope.

    I take you’ll be going Bobby.

  • Bobbybee

    Oct 25, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail, and 🙂 sounds about right.

    Bill, Aye, I got my ticket early mate. I’m sat on the centre line tonight so great view of both ends. 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Oct 25, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #24

    RIP Roberto Carlos. 🙁 On talksport today.


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