There’s a few whispers in the Football Transfer Tavern that Newcastle United are the latest club to be linked with Derby County youngster Will Hughes.
Mirror Football suggest that Magpies manager Alan Pardew is lining up a £10 million summer bid to lure one of the most coveted young talents in the English game to St. James’ Park after following his progress for over a year.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been linked with a whole host of club across Europe with Manchester City, Arsenal and Spanish champions Barcelona among the notable teams interested in securing his services.
Derby are desperate to keep hold of their talented youngster, whose contract runs until 2016 at Pride Park, but face an upward battle to keep him and understand that a massive bid will force them to sell this summer given the teams financial position.
According to today’s reports, the England Under-21 international could be loaned back to the Championship club as part of the deal to him to the North East which punters indicate is likely to tempt the Rams to sell Hughes in the post season.