Newcastle are in talks to bring Arsenal Academy product, Alfie Matthews, in this month, according to an exclusive from Football Insider.
Matthews is an 18-year-old forward currently playing with the Arsenal U18s, where he’s made 10 appearances with 2 goals.
He has yet to feature for the U23s though did make the bench earlier this season. There were rumblings last season about the lack of playing time the youngster was getting at the Academy; however, he has come through a bit this season.
Though it may not be enough for him to earn a new contract with the Gunners.
The report claims that Matthews is out of contract this summer, so Newcastle hope to be able to bring him in this month to add to the Academy ranks.
Earlier this season, Newcastle had Arsenal youngster Stan Flaherty on loan. The midfielder recently made the decision to leave Arsenal, but no announcement of where he will land next has been made.
There’s also Reagan Thomson, who has announced that he’s signed from Newcastle from Queens Park. Newcastle have not made an official announcement on the 16-year-old yet.
Newcastle could be piling up some youngsters to announce all at once. We’ll see what comes of this link to Alfie Matthews. Here is a report from Arseblog from late last season that provides some good insight on the type of player Matthews is.
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