The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in signing 19 year-old Blackpool midfielder Bright Osayi-Samuel in this summer’s transfer window.
League Two Blackpool want £1M for the Nigerian teenager who has played 35 times this season for the Tangerines with 5 goals and 3 assists.
Osayi-Samuel plays in right midfield and he has played a total of 67 games for Blackpool since making his debut two years ago.
Bright Osayi-Samuel – Blackpool’s 19 year-old midfielder
Osayi-Samuel was born in Nigeria and his family moved to Spain before finally settling in England nine years ago when Osayi-Samuel was just 10 years old.
He made his debut for Blackpool in March, 2015 in a 1-0 home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday when he was just 17.
And in April last year he confirmed that he would like to play for Nigeria should he ever be picked at International level.
Aston Villa are also reported to be interested in the teenager and he seems to be one of the Development players Rafa Benitez is keen to sign for the club.
The 56 year-old Spanish manager is attempting to bring in talented young players to the club and develop them into top players for Newcastle.
We have not been successful in doing that with Mike Ashley as the owner, but there again we didn’t have a world-class manager like Rafa Benitez at the club either.
The Sun report is that if Newcastle do sign Osayi-Samuel in the summer, we could loan him out to a Championship club next season so he can get first team games and develop as a player.
That seems reasonable.
What do you think?