Newcastle take 17 year old Ajax midfielder on trial
News tonight that Newcastle United have taken Dani Koks on a week’s trial.
Mike Verweij who works for Dutch daily paper De Telegraaf, has revealed that the 17 year old is now spending a week at St James Park for Newcastle to have a look at him.
The young midfielder played within Ajax’ youth system last season, though it is unclear at this stage whether he has been released by the Dutch club, or whether they have agreed for him to travel to Tyneside for the trial.
This latest move follows Northampton’s Chairman confirming earlier today that 19 year old forward Ivan Toney could move to Newcastle after the two clubs had discussed a move, the League Two club now awaiting United making their offer.
According to reports the fee is expected to be around £300,000 with further add-ons if he progresses.
Needless to say, this is not the level of transfer activity that Newcastle fans were hoping would be taking centre stage this summer, fine in itself but United are desperate for players to go into the first team now…
Friday sees the first team play their first friendly at Gateshead and then fly off to America.
When the squad return from the States there will be only just over two weeks left before the Premier League kicks off.
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