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Newcastle After Young Hungarian Defender

Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers are both said to be interested in Zalaegerszeg’s 17 year-old defender Tamas Kadar.

The young defender has apparently been invited for trials to both Premiership clubs after impressing for his club over the last year.


Chairman Chris Mort – interested in bringing young stars to Newcastle

The 17 year-old Hungarian is already a first team regular and scouts from both Newcastle United and Bolton have been impressed by his performances for the Zalaegerszeg club.

Since both Newcastle and Bolton are said to be interested, we suspect Sam Allardyce probably first lined him up while at Bolton. Of course this is in line with Newcastle’s new policy of finding players young, who have yet to make the grade. The plan is to finish their development at the club, which mirrors the way Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have captured many of their star players over the last several seasons. It is something that Sir Bobby Robson also tried, but it’s not always easy identifying these players while so young.

This strategy has been detailed recently by Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort and this is about the fifth youngster we have been linked with in the last couple of months. he Hungarian Under-19 international has recently helped Hungary reach the qualifying stages of the European Championships, where they beat Wales as part of their qualification process.

Newcastle and Bolton Wanderers are probably not the only clubs monitoring the progress of the youngster, and reports in his homeland suggest Bolton are now willing to offer the Zalaegerszeg youngster a trial at the club. Kadar’s club Zalaegerszeg are not too keen on letting him go, after he made his debut for their first team last year, but are said to be at least willing to listen to offers.

It is also reported that Kadar is already on his way to England for a trial, but we don’t know if this is for a trial at Bolton or Newcastle United. We’ll keep you updated on any developments with Kadar, as we cover the upcoming transfer negotiations in January.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • ObaFan2

    Dec 7, 2007 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #1

    I understand what Arsenal have done and how succesful they have been but I’d like to see homegrown (UK) talent at Newcastle.

    It’s a difficult predicament but does it mean that success is only achieved if we have alot of players from abroad. I’d like to think we have the talent at hand but maybe they are not getting spotted or supported at an early age.

    Whoever we buy in January I just hope they are up to scatch.

  • Leo

    Dec 7, 2007 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #2

    sounds interesting, hope he comes to us not bolton, that would be a blow, someone prefering bolton to us

  • ToonKing

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #3

    There are a lot of promising hungarian kids out there although their national footy is pants. Liverpool snatched up 3 hungarian kids this year so who knows he might be good.
    Anyways the more youngster we bring in the higher the chance some of them will turn out to be good, so go ahead and buy him, fast.

  • Hadrian

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #4

    i dont think there is enough support and development of the youth we have in newcastle .
    i also think that neglecting the tactics of the game in schools doesnt help either .
    ive seen loads of players around me in my lifetime that have had the ability in spades , yet not the support the likes of carrick had from family .
    many a young quality player not make it due to lack of support , most of these kids ended up on drugs .
    if they dont have the family round them , measures should be put in place to help them along , even a bus to the youth academy layed on

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed – your slacking, dont worry about it, there were also two norwegians coming on trial from norwegian second division team sogndal or sogdal: Per Egil Flo (Tore Andre Flo’s yiunger cousin) and something Hovland, a big 6ft 3 cb

  • Leo

    Dec 7, 2007 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #6

    where did ya hear about this tom?

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 8, 2007 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #7

    nufc.com about a month or so ago now.

  • Bill f

    Dec 8, 2007 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #8

    What happened to those two arab kids who were supposed to be coming over on trials or training or something?

  • indian toon

    Dec 8, 2007 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #9

    player’s from a different league struggle to settle in at first unless they are extremely talented. take time to settle in the league and also are not upto the fitness levels of the english league. so it is always better to get the premiership players.


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