There is an exclusive report that Newcastle are continuing to watch Scunthorpe’s John McAtee after noticing the forward during a U23 match in late November.
That match was a 3-3 draw in the Premier League Cup in which the 20-year-old put in an impressive performance.
McAtee has since broken into the Iron’s first-team, making his first start on New Year’s Day in a 2-0 win at Oldham. He’s since made another 9 starts scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists playing primarily as a second striker.
John McAtee– Newcastle keeping tabs on young forward
The youngster is a Shrewsbury Academy product who joined Scunthorpe as a free agent this past summer on just a one year deal. So Newcastle could bring him in this summer on a free.
The report also claims that Newcastle had scouts watch McAtee score the lone goal in a 1-0 win against Cheltenham last Saturday.
McAtee will turn 21 in July and could a player Newcastle look to bring in this summer when he will be available for nothing. He would be one for the future, but if the scouts believe he has enough potential, it could be worth bringing him in.