Newcastle United have been hit with a giant setback of their pursuit of Carney Chukwuemeka in the summertime switch window…
What’s the discuss?
Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the teenage Magpies goal is ready to maneuver to one in every of their Premier League rivals for a price rising to £20m.
He Tweeted: “Carney Chukwuemeka, in London collectively along with his brokers and household. He’ll endure medical assessments right this moment to be able to be unveiled this week as new Chelsea participant for £15m price plus add-ons as much as £20m bundle. Contract might be till June 2028. 100% confirmed.”
This comes after the Blues confirmed: “Aston Villa and Chelsea can verify that the golf equipment have reached an settlement for the everlasting switch of Carney Chukwuemeka. The 18-year-old has been given permission to journey to London to debate each private phrases and endure a medical.”
90min reporter Graeme Bailey named Newcastle as one in every of quite a few golf equipment all in favour of snapping up a deal for the teenager final month and so they now seem to have misplaced the race to signal him.
Eddie Howe’s personal famous person
This can be a setback for the Magpies because the 18-year-old is an thrilling prospect who may have been an enormous a part of the membership’s future.
Expertise scout Jacek Kulig beforehand dubbed him a “famous person within the making” and a “particular expertise“, having watched him in motion for England’s U19’s within the European Championships over the summer time.
He doesn’t flip 19 till October and performed 14 matches for Villa’s first crew final time period as he broke into Steven Gerrard’s squad – that includes in 12 Premier League video games. In these outings, Chukwuemeka picked up one help and gained 55% of his battles on the pitch, which means that he has the physicality to handle himself within the top-flight towards skilled professionals.
Now, think about what he could possibly be able to with extra maturity in his recreation and an improved physique as he grows into his physique. On the age of 18, he has many, many, years left ahead of him to develop and he may develop into the famous person Kulig has tipped him to be by gaining extra expertise within the seasons to come back.
The gem could have been Howe’s personal midfield basic and star man sooner or later, if he is ready to fulfil the potential his stature at such a younger age suggests he has, however the Magpies head coach will now have to observe on as he continues his profession at Chelsea, whether or not that’s at Stamford Bridge or out on mortgage for now.