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Report: Newcastle battling Sam Allardyce for Championship 19-year-old

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Report: Newcastle battling Sam Allardyce for Championship 19-year-old

Wales Online have claimed that Newcastle United are one of a number of Premier League sides interested in signing Cardiff City teenager Kieron Evans this summer, despite Evans yet to make his senior debut for the Championship side.

Evans, 19, has earned rave reviews for his performances with Cardiff’s Under-23 side and in the FA Youth Cup – so much so that he has appeared on the Cardiff bench three times since the turn of the year. Interest in his talents is rising.

Indeed, Scott scored a goal and laid on an assist in the 23’s win over Millwall last week – while also netting on Tuesday against Bristol City’s second string. Newcastle are interested in signing Evans, who has also been called up by Wales’ Under-19 side.

 

But the Toon are not alone in pursuit of attacking midfielder Evans, who can also operate out wide. Burnley, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion – managed by Sam Allardyce – are all keen on the midfielder ahead of the summer window.

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TBR’s view – Which club is best for Evans?

Remaining at Cardiff is hardly a bad option for Evans. The Bluebirds have given plenty of young players a go, as Steve Morison’s Under-23 side continues to churn out talent – but the Premier League will prove tantalising.

Certainly, Evans may have to wait and see which of the four clubs remain in the Premier League. Sheffield United and West Brom look doomed, while Burnley and Newcastle might just have enough to stave off the drop.

Newcastle give little to young players – the Longstaff brothers have featured, while Elliott Anderson made his debut after the turn of the year. But Burnley is probably his best move, given Sean Dyche likes to bring through young talent.

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