News today that the BBC on Humberside are reporting Newcastle United interest in signing Sam Clucas.

The midfielder only signed a new and improved three year deal in August but Newcastle are claimed to see the midfielder as the player they are looking for.

The 26 year old has a great story to tell of never giving up on your dreams.

Released by Leicester at the age of 16, Sam Clucas ended up playing for Nettleham in the Central Midlands League.

Signed by Lincoln he never made a league appearance and was released after a year, only to then be rescued by being offered a two year scholarship at the Glenn Hoddle Academy.

The Glenn Hoddle Academy is based in Spain, the Academy having the  main objective of getting former Premier League and Football League Championship scholars back into professional football after having being released by their various clubs.

After returning to the UK, Sam Clucas has had a meteoric rise – National League with Hereford, League Two with Mansfield, League One with Chesterfield, then Championship and Premier League with Hull City.

Sam Clucas has played in all 20 of Hull’s Premier League matches this season, starting 19 of them, though he was rested for Newcastle’s visit in the League Cup.

Newcastle have already been linked with Robert Snodgrass, now we wait to see whether Newcastle will make a push for his teammate Sam Clucas, and attempt to persuade him to drop at least temporarily into the Championship, as well as obviously needing Hull to be prepared to sell.

The midfielder has an eye for goal and scored 40 goals over the past four seasons, though he is yet to score in the Premier League as Hull find it tough in their battle for survival.