The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in FC Martigues’ 19-year-old striker, Nordine Ibouroi, according to the Sun.
He is one of the players Newcastle scouts are watching, and he’s currently playing in the fourth-tier in France.
Stoke, Saint Etienne, and Cologne are also interested in the player according to the Sun.
Other clubs are said to be getting interested in the player because of his excellent performances so far this season.
Nordine Ibouroi – FC Martigues’s 19-year-old striker
If Newcastle do sign the teenager, he would become one for the future and coached by Rafa and his team and hopefully become a first team player at the club.
That’s the hope.
There are basically two types of players Rafa is after – those that go directly into the first team squad and the younger players who usually join Peter Beardsley’s Development squad.
It will be interesting to see how many younger player we sign for Peter’s squad in January.