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Newcastle Tracking Eredivisie Wonderkid – Video

According to The Chronicle this morning, Newcastle are apparently in pursuit of Polish international striker, Arkadiusz Milik.

The youngster, who has spent this season on loan at Ajax from Bayer Leverkusen, has scored an incredible 17 goals in 16 appearances. 

Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr was in attendance last weekend during Ajax’s 2-0 win over Groningen. And it has been reported by a number of sources that the 6’1″ striker was the purpose of his visit. 

Signed from Gornik Zabrze for £2.1 million in 2012, Milik was put on a pedestal by Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller, one of Germany’s greatest No. 9s.

“Arkadiusz Milik is considered to be possibly the biggest rising star in Poland at the moment,” Voller said, per Leverkusen‘s official website. “He has already made it to the Poland squad at the age of 18.”

However, with just two goals in 24 appearances during his first two years in Germany for Leverkusen and Augsburg, Milik’s career was in danger of collapsing before it had even started. 

However, having refound form in Holland this year,  a number of Premier League clubs have begun to circulate. And with Leverkusen already boasting a myriad of impressive strikers on their books – Josip Drmic, Stefan Kießling, Son Heung-Min – it is widely believed that Leverkusen would be willing to listen to offers. 

Milik has played for all the Polish Youth sides and he made his full International debut for the Poland national side against South Africa in October of 2012 – when he was 18.

When analyzing players such as Milik, you have to be aware of the disparities between the Dutch league and the Premier League. One only has to look as far as former Newcastle target, John Guidetti, who, despite scoring 20 goals in 23 games for Feyenoord a couple of season ago, struggled at Stoke City last season.

Either way, however, Arkadiusz seems a very decent player and he may well be a top target for Newcastle this summer. And with Frank de Boer increasingly being linked with the managerial vacancy on Tyneside, there may be good reason for Milik to be attracted to a club like Newcastle.


About Harry Savill (Editor) (418 Articles)
I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

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