In late October, there were reports that Newcastle were close to signing Queens Park teenager Reagan Thomson. The Scottish youngster has made 9 appearances for the first-team despite just turning 16 this past summer.
The original report said that Newcastle, Celtic, and Rangers were battling it out for the midfielder. A few days later, Queens Park president Gerry Crawley acknowledged interest in his exciting youngster but denied any offers had been made. This is what he said in early November:
“We know that Reagan is being watched by a lot of teams, some of those in England.
“We are aware of the speculation, but to date no offers have been made for his services.”
That may no longer be the case as HITC are reporting that both Newcastle, as well as Rangers, have had bids rejected for Thomson. The source of information comes from the print version of the Mail.
It states that Rangers had their bid of £35k rejected while Newcastle also had their bid of an unspecified amount turned down. We would expect Newcastle and Rangers to both go back in if they genuinely rate the youngster.
This could be the beginning of numerous attempts to add some quality to the Newcastle Academy. Thomson seems like he would be an excellent addition. The midfield playmaker is already a Scotland u-17 international and could have a bright future.