Late last month, there was a report that Newcastle were interested in AZ Alkmaar forward Myron Boadu. The young striker has had a breakout season this term in the Eredivisie after a couple of injury-plagued campaigns.
Boadu just turned 19 in January but is already one of the leading scorers in the Dutch top flight. The Dutchman has already bagged 20 goals in his 39 appearances, including 14 in the league. Even more impressive is his 13 assists while playing exclusively as a center-forward.
His performances this season have captured the attention of some top clubs while raising his club’s valuation of him. According to a report in Voetbal4U, Alkmaar has set the bidding price for Boadu at £18m.
Myron Boadu– involved in 33 goals at Alkmaar
This fee has reportedly discouraged some Serie A clubs like AC Milan, Juventus, and Napoli. However, if no bidding war ensues, £18m could be a bargain for a player with such potential.
This is his first full season playing at the senior level. An ankle injury derailed his progress last season while he missed the entire 2017-18 season with a knee injury.
While fitness is a concern, the youngster has held up well this season, pushing Alkmaar to be level on points with Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie.
Boadu also made his first cap for the Netherlands in November and scored a goal on his debut. The 19-year-old is one to watch with the potential to become a special player.