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.
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