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Newcastle in pursuit of Manchester United contract rebel Odubeko

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are keen on pouncing for Manchester United’s teenage contract rebel after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed in a bid to tie him down, according to Sky Sports.

The broadcaster claim on their website’s transfer blog (10/07, 13:07) that the 16-year-old striker, who is a Republic of under-17 international, has turned down the Red Devils’ offer of a new contract and as such is set to leave Old Trafford this summer.

It is stated that Newcastle are among a number of clubs looking at pouncing for the promising talent’s signature, with fellow side Burnley joined by the likes of Feyenoord, Utrecht and Genoa in chasing his capture.

Opinion

Newcastle do desperately need some attacking reinforcements after the exit of Ayoze Perez and Salomon but the youngster is not going to be the sort of signing are looking for. He could prove to be a savvy capture for the future if he were to arrive at St James’ Park but with all the turmoil on Tyneside, you have to question why any player, young or experienced, would want to join the right now. The fact Manchester were willing to table a contract offer to try and keep him on board suggests he is seen as a bright young talent with a potential future in the and so Newcastle could profit from their inability to tie him down to a new deal. The Magpies have not seen too many break through their academy system and while he might not be a born-and-bred Geordie, the Newcastle fans would love to have another young striker make a name for themselves on Tyneside.

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