Wed 14 Feb 2024, 13:59 · Ash Harrison

18-year-old Newcastle target warned against joining the club in the summer

18-year-old Newcastle target warned against joining the club in the summer
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Newcastle United's scouts are on a mission to uncover hidden gems who still have plenty to learn but are already starting to make waves.

It's part of the new transfer policy put in place by Dan Ashworth who himself has been linked with a move as Manchester United continue to threaten to steal him away. Finding young talent who have the potential to be great and bringing them into the club to make that dream happen. It worked wonders for Ashworth at Brighton and that's the plan for Newcastle.

One such player who has popped up on Newcastle's radar is Roony Bardghji, whose brother, Onion has been bringing delight to millions for years as a regular starter. Sorry!

Mikael Lustig hope Bardghji is still getting regular football next season

Roony Bardghji is a player whose name has popped up before and he appears to have caught the attention of several Premier League sides, but the 18-year-old Swede has been warned off making a move to a big club too soon.

Roony Bardghji
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Newcastle are still tracking Roony Bardghji

Speaking to TV4 via Fotbollskanalen, former Sweden international Mikael Lustig has urged Bardghji to think carefully on his next move in order to avoid wasting away on the bench.

“He has shown that he can sit on the bench, come on and decide games, which he has done.

“And I think the national team have missed that.

“At the same time, we need players who play week-in-week-out as it’s far too bad in there.

“So, I hope, first of all, he gets to play for FCK and then make a smart choice and doesn’t go to too big a club and get stuck on the bench.”

Newcastle could sign Roony Bardghji and loan him out next season

Bardghji has scored 11 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for FC Copenhagen this season and that has caught Newcastle's attention along with the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea, Brighton, Brentford and Aston Villa.

There will also be plenty of clubs on the continent keeping an eye on the explosive young talent, so he'll not be short of options should he opt to move on from Denmark in the summer.

It remains to be seen whether or not he heeds Lustig's advice, but hopefully, Newcastle can persuade him to join the youth revolution, even if he has to go out on loan next season. I'm sure Alexander Isak could help talk some sense into his fellow countryman.