Newcastle United are reportedly one of a few teams monitoring Cardiff City youngster Kieron Evans.
According to Wales Online, the Bluebirds academy product has caught the eye with some exciting displays for the club’s U23s.
He’s yet to turn out for the first-team, making the bench on four occasions up to now, but Evans apparently has interest from West Brom, Burnley and Sheffield United, as well the Magpies.
Apparently Evans is very highly thought of by academy figureheads, and there is no desire to see him leave with him knocking on the door for a first-team chance.
The Wales U19 international, who can play as an attacking midfielder or a winger, is benefitting from the club making an effort to promote from within, following a tightening of the rules about signing players from overseas due to Brexit.
Newcastle fans can be forgiven for lacking enthusiasm
Evans seems like a talented young player.
The fact he is a Wales youth international is very encouraging, and it seems like he’s ready to experience senior football.
But Newcastle fans aren’t likely to greet transfer links to young players too well at the moment.
The Longstaff brothers seemed to have tailed off, and young Elliot Anderson has missed out on the past couple of matchday squads for the first-team.
Unless a new manager comes in and shows a willingness to put faith in and develop youth, there won’t be too much excitement if Newcastle do end up signing Evans.