Rafa Reported Keen To Bring English Teenager To Newcastle

There was a recent report in Football Insider that Newcastle are keen to sign 18-year-old Leeds United forward Mallik Wilks.

Wilks was born in Leeds and has come through their Youth Academy and is currently on loan at Accrington Stanley getting some first team experience.

This season he’s managed 3 goals in 15 total appearances for Stanley.

Apparently, scouts from Newcastle have been watching the forward this season, but Middlesbrough are also interested in Wilks.

Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk was at Leeds last year and is said to be very keen on the teenager.

With the transfer fees for more developed players getting just a little bit ridiculous at the moment, Newcastle are looking for good young players to bring into the club so Rafa and his team can coach them into potential first-team players on Tyneside.

Mallick Wilks – in action for Leeds

Mallik made just one appearance for his hometown club last season before being shipped out on loan this season.

Leeds are currently in 10th place in the Championship under new Danish manager Thomas Christiansen, and they may be tempted to cash in on their top teenager in January.

It’s looking like Rafa could bring in quite a few players in the January window to help us survive in the Premier League this season and also be fully ready for next season.

With Wilks, he would become part of Peter Beardsley’s Development side, who have not been doing too well this season and were knocked out of the Checkatrade Trophy at Oldham earlier this week.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1


  • toontaff2

    Nov 10, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Martoon – 😀

  • Optimistic Panda

    Nov 10, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    As much as I loved Beardsley as a player his coaching doesn’t seem upto much, is there any point buying decent young players if they aren’t going to develop under him.

    Maybe time to give pedro a different role.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 10, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #5

    If any young player said he had concerns about
    being part of a squad that didn’t seem to “produce”,
    what could we possibly say in our defence?!

  • chuck

    Nov 10, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Obviously a “jobs for the boys” situation, we are all in agreement that Beardsley was a great player, but seems to be less than average as a coach, whether it’s a case of him lacking the desired talent or the transition from player to coach just didn’t work out, who knows,
    Unfortunately if we are to depend on signing and developing young talent, only the best coach available will suffice and i’m sure Rafa’s well aware of that.


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