Newcastle United will reportedly send scouts to watch Turkish starlet Efe Binici next week.
According to a report from Turkish-Football, Magpies officials want to run the rule over the 19-year-old, who is a rising star for Goztepe.
The talented teenager, who plays in midfield, is set to take to the field against Konyaspor U19s.
Binici is yet to make an appearance for the club’s first-team although he has been training with them, and hasn’t yet penned a professional contract with the Izmir-based outfit.
Newcastle representatives won’t be the only people there, with scouts Watford and Bournemouth also expected.
Turkish-Football point out that the Super Lig has become an attractive market for ‘undervalued talent’ in recent years, with Merih Demiral, Cagalar Soyuncu and Mehmet Celik all leaving for Europe for cheap, and suggest Binici could be the next top talent to emerge.
TBR’s view – A potential gem?
Binici seems like a player with great potential and is already a U19 international.
In recent times, Turkey has produced some great players who have been signed for small fees by teams from Europe.
Perhaps Newcastle see this as their chance to get in on the bargain hunting.
The situation with his contract means Steve Bruce could well land a potential gem for the future – Turkish-Football add he’s scored 51 goals and made 84 assists during his time in the Goztepe youth academy, which strongly suggests he could be special.