Newcastle United have held talks with the agent of Rangers teenager Alex Lowry, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Lowry profiled
Lowry is 18 years of age and is primarily an attacking midfielder who can also play as a right-winger or even in a deeper midfield role.
The Scot has already made four senior appearances for Rangers, scoring once and providing one assist. Former Ibrox boss Graeme Murty labelled Lowry’s self-confidence as ‘remarkable’, with reports back in February suggesting the teenager has turned down a three-and-a-half-year deal at Ibrox.
His current contract expires in 2023, and it looks as if Newcastle are now leading the race for his services.
The Latest: Hotel meeting
Football Insider shared an update regarding Lowry and Newcastle on Monday morning after being informed by a recruitment source.
They claimed that head of recruitment Steve Nickson met Lowry’s agent in a hotel prior to Newcastle’s Premier League win over Wolves earlier this month.
The report stated that the Magpies are at the front of the queue for the Rangers youngster, who also has interest elsewhere.
The Verdict: Shrewd move
It looks as if Lowry could be a future star with a number of top-tier sides keen on his services, so Newcastle’s decision to meet with his agent and outline their plans could turn out to be a shrewd move.
It would be interesting to see what Newcastle would do with Lowry, should a move to St. James’ Park go through. He already has senior experience in Scotland, and with Eddie Howe having just two attacking midfielders on the books, it could present an opportunity for Lowry to flirt between the club’s Under-23 ranks and first-team squad.
A clear pathway through to first-team football should be outlined by the Magpies, so it looks as if this could be a transfer to watch closely.
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