The January transfer window has finally entered its final throes. It is a time when dreams are lost, fortunes made and spent, footballers bought and sold in the manner of stocks on a Wall Street trading floor.
At least, it is for the majority of clubs up and down the country… At Newcastle, however, we have come to associate this glorious day with disappointment and anticlimax. On a day of shock and unexpected delight, the only surprises that the Newcastle management have manage to muster up for the Geordie faithful as of late, is the pure disbelief at our lack of transfer ambition.
Nevertheless, the Daily Mail are reporting this morning that we are still active in the transfer market. And it is Auxerre’s 19-year old midfielder, Samed Kilic, who is apparently the subject of our interest.
He has played 25 times at various levels in the French national set up, and has been touted as a future star for the first time.
The 19-year-old midfielder has been watched at various junctures by Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Aston Villa.
The Turkish-born French central midfielder was also the subject of a bid from St. Etienne in the past few days, but it was knocked back by second division Auxerre.
It remains to be seen whether Newcastle will pursue the youngster, but at least we’re being linked with players. It distracts us from the cold reality of signing absolutely no-one…