Mon 1 Apr 2024, 17:29 · Ash Harrison

Report: Newcastle among four PL clubs all chasing 20-year-old Juventus star this summer

Report: Newcastle among four PL clubs all chasing 20-year-old Juventus star this summer
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Once again reports from Italy have Newcastle United linked with a player from Juventus.

It's not the first time that Newcastle's name has been linked with a move for 20-year-old winger Samuel Iling-Junior of Juventus with the Magpies casting their eye over him last year.

However, given the position he plays, it feels like Tuto Juve are just recycling old news for this one and lumping us in with other Premier League clubs to make the story better.

The report claims that Newcastle along with Brighton, Everton and Tottenham are all keen on the England U21 player and could move to bring him back to England in the summer.

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Samuel Iling-Junior is still on Newcastle's radar

Newcastle have been watching Iling-Junior for a while

Newcastle were reportedly looking at Iling-Junior in December, but the Magpies opted to not make any first-team acquisitions due to running dangerously close to their FFP limit.

It's therefore not beyond the realms of possibility that the interest could be genuine, but from our perspective it doesn't make much sense.

Iling-Junior is a left-sided forward which is one position we actually have an embarrassment of riches for. We have Anthony Gordon and Harvey Barnes fighting over that position as well as Alexander Isak, Elliot Anderson and Lewis Hall who can all do a job on the left too if needs be.

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We like it but we just don't see it happening

On the flip side, Sport Witness believes that a bid of €15million (£13million) would be enough to tempt Juventus into selling, which could be a deal too good for Newcastle to pass up.

He's definitely one for the future, but having made 18 appearances for Juventus in Serie A this season, he's no slouch either so he wouldn't want to come here and be third choice behind Gordon and Barnes either.

We can absolutely see the merit in signing him, but we can't see the logic.