Mark Douglas has dropped an enticing transfer update on Newcastle United and their pursuit of Kyle Joseph.
The Lowdown: Newcastle linked to Joseph
The St. James’ Park faithful have been reported to be lining up a move for Joseph in the summer transfer window, with his current deal at Wigan Athletic set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 term.
Should Newcastle sign Joseph?
Celtic have also been linked to the striker, but Douglas has given an update that could be vital in the race to sign him.
The Latest: Newcastle front runners
Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, the journalist has shared that the North East club are among the front runners to sign Joseph as he is being chased by a number of other clubs in the Premier League.
The 19-year-old would be given a pathway into the first team on Tyneside, though he would cost a compensation fee despite him being out of contract in the summer, which could extend to above £500,000.
The Verdict: Newcastle should sign Joseph
Joseph is a player for the future, having scored five goals and made a further assist in 17 games in total in the EFL League One as a teenager so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Latics journalist Paul Kendrick described him as a ‘shining light’ after a man-of-the-match performance back in November, and he is certainly someone to keep an eye on for the Toon Army when the window opens.
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