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.

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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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  • DownUnderMag

    Hopefully this is the makings of a longer term plan for success, with McClaren and a new team of coaches on board to help develop a crop of youngsters to come through into first team contention as well as the continued development and progression of the likes of Armstrong, Perez, Aarons, Kemen (assuming he stays) and others.
    What I hope isn’t happening is Ashley believing that this is the transfers required for the coming season.  We need a good 3 players minimum, 5-6 preferably, of high enough standard to come straight in and improve what we have.  With a high likelihood of certain players leaving at the end of their contract (or before) then we need to have progress on the academy/reserve feeder system, but we are desperate for experienced top flight senior players for the coming season or we will struggle!  Not only will new signings invigorate the fans, but it will raise the heads of the current players and signal our desire to improve…lack of signings will indicate lack of ambition and players heads will drop (or be turned elsewhere).

  • Kazie23

    I’m actually loving it…but we still need top quality players to set an example to the young lads in our pathetic team…and if McClaren leaves in the near future I hope we’ll see Ian Cathro as our next manager and especially when Ashley leaves

  • Wallsendstu

    I just hope this isn’t more potential we will destroy and that McClaren and his team will change things to develop young players intead as after all we still have the same people in charge further down the line.

  • Simon Sharp

    Is he the new Brian Pinas?

  • toonterrier

    They should be concentrating on getting first team players in and leave the recruiting of the young lads until later in the window. Could be a good acquisition for the future but its not what we need.at the present..

  • Andgeo

    Maybe, if they can get him over the line!

  • Andgeo

    Ashley isn’t going anywhere, he’s getting £50m a year for doing nowt!!