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Newcastle eye Sardinian youngsters

Simone Solinas has impressed Newcastle scouts

In the last few years, the club's higher management have emphasized their intention to produce quality through their academy; whether this be through the acquisition of young foreign players, or home-grown talent, youth has been signposted as a benchmark for success.


This search has now taken the club scouts to Italy and in particular to the Island of Sardinia for two of their most young and promising players Gianmarco Paulis and Simone Solinas.

Gianmarco Paulis, 18 is a midfielder and Simone Solinas, 17 is a striker and they play for the youth team of the Serie A side Cagliari and have earned rave reviews for their performances this season.

Paulis made 23 appearances for the primavera outfit in the last season and has made five appearances this season whereas Solinas who is just breaking into the team has made just four appearances.

According to Tuttomercatoweb both players have impressed the Newcastle United scouts and could be subject of a bid in January.

However, the Magpies apparently face stiff competition from Championship side Ipswich town who are also rumoured to be tracking the progress of the Italians.

The Magpies will have to come up with a decent offer to convince the Rossoblu to part company with two of their best youngsters and any below-par offer for native Sardinians is likely to rebuffed.

We have seen the scouts of Newcastle United searching all over the world over the last few years for fresh young talent. This search has so far yielded the signigs of Curtis Good from Australia and Kevin Mbabu from Switzerland.

Let’s hope these young Italians are next through the door.

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About Himanshu Dhingra (115 Articles)
I am a Newcastle United Fan and an Economist by Degree, Follow me on Twitter @HD_07. I love Indian Politics, Cricket, Formula 1, lawn Tennis

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