Newcastle were linked with two new transfer targets over the weekend – one of them was 19 year-old Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo and the other was Hull City’s 26 year-old left midfielder Sam Clucas.
Sam joined Hull City from Chesterfield in July of 2015 on a three year deal for around £1.3M and since then he has played 75 times for the Tigers with 6 goals and has played 21 times in the Premier League this season.
So who exactly is Sam Clucas?
26 year-old left midfielder Sam Clucas
Sam was born in Lincoln and started his career as a youth player for Leicester City when he was just 10 years old and he stayed there for six years.
He was a student at Lincoln College studying sports development qualification and had a short spell at local club Nettleham towards the end of the 2008–2009 season.
He then joined his hometown club, but was released in 2010 after just one first team performance for Lincoln City.
In late 2011 he joined Hereford United and stayed there for a couple of years before joining Mansfield Town where he also stayed for two years before joining Chesterfield in 2014.
And finally in July 2015 he signed on at Hull City on a three year deal and he has done well playing at the Humberside club over the last 18 months.
So this lad has certainly come up through the lower leagues and maybe he’s a late developer.
Sam can play on the left wing, left wing-back or left back so he seems to be a versatile player and probably is another winger Rafa is interested in.
He was given a contract extension at Hull last year and his contract now runs through the end of June, 2019.
In his career he has played 236 times with 40 goals and we have to assume if the news is correct – it was reported on Saturday by BBC Humberside’s Mike White – then Rafa must see something in this lad.
He’s a big lad and stands 6ft 2ins tall in his stocking feet.
What do you think?