Newcastle have been linked with a number of top youngsters in the last couple of months, who we may want to bring in during the upcoming January window.
They include 19 year-old Partizan Belgrade defender Nikola Milenkovic, Sunderland’s 17 year-old whiz kid Joel Asoro and today there was news we want to sign 19 year-old Wilfred Ndidi, a versatile defender from Belgium club Genk.
19 year-old Anderlecht central midfielder Youri Tielemans
We’ve also been linked with players we didn’t get in last summer like Brentford play-make Alan Judge, but there’s also a high likelihood that one player we will sign in January is Christian Atsu, who is on loan for the season from Chelsea and has looked very good.
It seems Newcastle may need more creativity in the side and that has been brought to light because of the possible 5 game suspension of play-maker Jonjo Shelvey, after he was charged with misconduct last week by the FA.
Alan Judge of Brentford is one player who can provide that creativity, but Rafa is also after younger players who can improve at Newcastle.
Youri Tielemans is a Belgian footballer who has a Belgian father and a mother of Congolese descent and that we have been linked with in the last few months.
The 19 year-old plays at Anderlecht and became the youngest Belgian player to play in the UEFA Champions League, when he made his Champions League debut at the age of only 16 years and 148 days in October, 2013.
And Tielemans made his senior debut for Belgium last Thursday, when he came on as a late sub in a friendly with the Netherlands which ended in a 1-1 draw.
He is one of the top young prospects in world football and has already played over 150 games for Anderlecht and he doesn’t turn 20 until May.
Youri is doing well this season with 20 appearances for the Belgian giants and 8 goals; in total he has now played 152 games with 25 goals for his Belgium club.
Not surprisingly he is interesting some top clubs and since the summer Jose Mourinho of Manchester United is said to be very keen to sign him.
But with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle, and the club on the rise, we should be able to challenge any club for this talented teenager.
What do you think?