German newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost is reporting that Josha Vagnoman has received what is called ‘a concrete offer’ to join Newcastle United this summer.
The 17-year-old has been tracked recently by a number of top clubs in the Premier League including Manchester City, Arsenal, Newcastle, and Chelsea.
The teenager moved to Hamburg from HSV back in 2010 when he was 9 years old, and he sees his future at Hamburg despite some offers starting to come in from some top English clubs – like Newcastle.
Josha Vagnoman has received a concrete offer to join Newcastle this summer.
Here’s is a piece taken directly from the Hamburger Morgenpost report:
“Newcastle United made a concrete offer, the English club have offered to pay him €5.3M euros for three years.”
“But Vagnoman trusts coach Titz and prefers to play in the second division instead of the Premier League.”
“He trusts to develop under Christian Titz and to take the next development step.”
So it doesn’t look like the teenager is keen to leave Hamburg.
Vagnoman is one of the best young players in Germany, and he’s the type of player Rafa, and the scouts at Newcastle are looking for.
He will not be cheap, but when Newcastle sign them as young players, they are a lot less expensive than they will be in three or four years time – assuming they develop as expected.
It’s ironic the youngster says he wants to develop under 47-year-old coach Christian Titz in Germany when Rafa is one of the world’s best managers in bringing out the very best in younger players.
It’s also something Rafa loves to do.
The youngster has been capped at Germany U17, and U18 level and great things are expected from the defender although he has yet to break into the Hamburg side having made one appearance so far.
It’s good news we are going after some top teenagers this summer and making bids for them.