Date: 13th July 2019 at 4:00pm
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Newcastle United are interested in signing former Manchester United forward Mipo Odubeko, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claim on their website that despite interest in the 16-year-old free agent from Bayern Munich, Genoa, and Feyenoord, the forward sensation could stay in the Premier League with either the Magpies or Burnley.

The Sun reports that the Irish youth international favours a move into Europe rather than staying in England, after rejecting a new contract offer at Old Trafford.

Odubeko was in great form for the Red Devils’ academy last season, managing to score 35-goals – and was highly rated at Manchester United, who expected him to sign a new deal at the beginning of July.

OPINION

With everything up in the air at Newcastle at this specific moment in time, it is hard to see any transfers being completed in the coming days and weeks. Having said that, a signing of this calibre would be a massive boost to the club’s academy system – with Odubeko being in scintillating form last season. With Manchester United previously holding the starlet as one of their brightest talents, it is clear to see how much of a scalp this potential signing could be at St James’ Park. The 16-year-old also made the step up to the under-18’s squad at the Red Devils, scoring once in his two appearances in the under-18’s Premier League. Ongoing manager hunting is seriously hindering any potential progress in the North East, Newcastle’s chances are slim to none of tempting the youngster with a move. With Odubeko’s preference reportedly being a move to Europe rather than staying in England, it appears that Bayern Munich, Genoa, and Feyenoord are all in better places to sign the Irish youth international this summer – which could leave Newcastle and Burnley both thinking, what if?