There’s a report in Italy’s calciomercato.com today that Italian Champions Juventus are interested in Newcastle target, 19 year-old center-back Nikola Milenkovic of Partizan Belgrade.
Newcastle have been linked with this player a number of times over the last several weeks and it’s even expected that Rafa could put in a bid for the once capped Serbian International in January.
19 year-old Nikola Milenkovic of Partizan Belgrade
In the report, renowned Italian transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano says that Juventus are currently looking at two top young players – 19 year-old Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessi and 19 year-old Serbian defender Nikola Milenkovic.
He says the Italian giants have already inquired about the Partizan Belgrade central defender who “they have fallen in love with him.”
They have been watching him regularly this season and he’s looked impressive in the Partizan team.
Juventus are on the lookout for any top young players in Europe – just like Newcastle – and these are the two youngsters they are reported to be in hot pursuit of.
The report says they could have some competition from English clubs for Milenkovic – and especially from Newcastle United.
Milenkovic stands 6ft 5ins tall and would provide height and heading ability at the back for Newcastle – and he’s also skillful on the ground.
He made his debut for Partizan in the SuperLiga match against Mladost Lucani in April of this year and he already has one cap for Serbia, when he played in the 3-0 defeat to Qatar in a September friendly.
He has now played 33 times for Partizan with two goals and is getting regular playing time in Serbia.
He would appear to be a very good buy for us – if we can get him.
What do you think?