Newcastle and Southampton Compete For Nathan Redmond – Reports
Newcastle United have been previously linked with winger Nathan Redmond and after relegation for Norwich City, it is now claimed that both Newcastle and Southampton have expressed an interest in the England Under 21 international.
Stoke City have already had a bid turned down for Redmond and now the Football League World website are reporting that United and the Saints are going to have a try at prising away one of Norwich’s biggest assets.
Though not a prolific goalscorer as yet with only ten goals at club level, at the age of twenty the winger has already clocked up 122 first team appearances at club level as well as 29 for England, at every level up to and including the Under 21s.
Still a raw talent, Nathan Redmond has pace and this is something Alan Pardew has stated he is desperate to add to the Newcastle squad. The winger signed for £2m from Birmingham last summer and made 34 appearances in total but couldn’t help Norwich stay up.
One of our regular contributors Billy Miller (@billymerlin on Twitter) wrote the following in an article in May about potential signings Newcastle could make from the three teams relegated this past season;
Nathan Redmond (Norwich)
I’ve been an admirer of Redmond since his Birmingham City days. He only scored one goal this season but I think there’s a lot more to come from the 20 year old winger. His international record is fairly solid, with 7 goals in 10 England Under 21 appearances (including a hat-trick tonight on Monday night). He has said in the past that he wants to emulate Ashley Young which does make me curious about his level of ambition…
It’s a bit like becoming a professional boxer and saying you want to emulate Audley Harrison.
He does look like he could be a real talent. Comfortable on either foot, rapid and creative; this guy could have a long and successful career in the Premier League. Why not on Tyneside?
He cost 2 million quid last season and has a three year contract. We could probably get him for £4 million. Not bad for a young Englishman in today’s market.
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