French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting that Newcastle are keen on bringing 18 year-old France U19 striker/winger Yann Karamoh to Newcastle: he currently plays for Caen and has become a first team regular this season
AS Monaco are the other club said to be interested in the teenager and it looks like a straight fight between the Magpies and Monaco for the gifted teenager.
Karamoh was born in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast and this season he has appeared 36 times for the Caen first team in all competitions with 5 goals and 4 assists and he’s looked impressive.
Yann Karamoh – 18 year-old French U19 striker/winger
The youngster has so far played for the French U16, U17, U18 and U19 teams scoring six goals in his 19 youth team appearances so far.
Rafa Benitez and Newcastle are keen to bring in young players who look to have big futures and have them coached on Tyneside and go through the ranks and the U23 side managed by Peter Beardsley to become (hopefully) first team regulars at the club.
The Newcastle manager is putting a strong emphasis on bringing in better young players than over the past ten years, when the club has struggled to bring young players into the club and through the ranks to become first team players.
The news is also that Yann has been unwilling to sign a new contract at Caen and his current contract last until the end of June next year and it looks like he will be leaving the French club this summer.
Karamoh has very good technical and pace too and he can play up front as striker or on the right wing.
What do you think?