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Bobby Clark Could Be Latest Academy Talent NUFC Fail To Hold Onto

There’s some concerning news surfacing that Newcastle could be set to lose 16-year-old Bobby Clark to Liverpool. This was reported as an exclusive by Rising Ballers on Twitter earlier today.

The Mail’s Simon Jones is now reporting that Liverpool are winning the race for the young attacking midfielder, who is the son of former Magpie Lee Clark. According to Jones, Liverpool are battling Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham for Clark’s signature.

This is distressing news as these reports seem to infer that Newcastle don’t stand much of a chance to retain one of our brightest young prospects – and one with local ties to boot.

Clark made his debut for the Newcastle U18s in September of 2019 at just 14. He is part of the England set-up having been called up to the U16s this past April. Recently, his father rubbished claims that the youngster was offered to Tottenham, only to be turned down by Spurs.

This will be a bitter blow to lose another promising youngster before he barely even gets started at Newcastle. In 2015, Liverpool signed Luis Longstaff (no relation to Sean or Matty) from our Academy and two years later Newcastle were forced to sell Lewis Gibson to Everton as he wouldn’t sign a new contract.

Newcastle have shaken up the Academy on a few occasions over the past few years. This summer Steve Harper was named Academy manager after the club released over a dozen youngsters.

We now look on the brink of losing one of our top young prospects to a club overflowing with Academy talent. Here’s a BBC video clip of Clark competing in the Wonderkid Challenge last year.

84 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #81

    Who would have guessed
    Weve had every reason under the sun to go get one on here today
    A real team effort all day

    Nee body noticed

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 22, 2021 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #82

    Could make you more depressed
    What if Ashley loses the case with the Premiership – who will pay the legal teams fees – not be Ashley be the club

  • magscar

    Jul 22, 2021 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #83


    “Jul 22, 2021 at 9:01 PM
    Comment #77


    If only SBR hadnt been so selfish to have cancer and be 71 years old” ……

    I wonder if such a callous and misplaced attempt at humour might catch Jail’s eye?

    I know that you twist many things on here but please don’t play with my words and try to imply that i would have contemplated such a base thought

    I like many on here have far more first hand knowledge of NUFC than you could hope to have – my age I know but i have earned my scars at this club and can articulate my views very well without your immature attempts to paraphrase them

    I try to stay away from your repetitious nonsense about PR and the ad nauseum mantra of Ashley’s faults so do me a favour and unless you have anything adult to converse with me about stay in your little sanctum with your puerile thoughts on loop as you save us fans from Ashley

  • lesh

    Jul 23, 2021 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #84


    Rather than ask silly questions, why not save yourself the bother posting and just ask Alexa instead?


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