Newcastle are keeping an eye on F.C. Nordsjælland centre-back Jores Okore, according to reports in The Mirror and Daily Mail.
Alan Pardew and Co have been watching the 19-year-old ply his trade in the Danish Superliga, but they aren’t the only ones as Liverpool and Manchester United are said to also be interested.
Okore has made 33 appearances for F.C. Nordsjælland and has established himself as a first choice defender under their new manager. Born in Ivory Coast, the defender moved to Denmark at the age of three meaning that he has dual nationality. He has chosen to represent Denmark at international level and is already a full international having come through the youth ranks at both club and international level.
Other than that I don’t know an awful lot about him and I’m hoping some of our Danish readers can fill us in. His Wiki page describes him as a “capable and aggressive defender, who is calm on the ball and a good reader of the game, with leadership qualities” which sounds fairly decent but beyond that I haven’t got a clue.
What I will say is, look at the picture of him. At 19-years-old he is already a beast and will only develop further as he “grows up”. Madness.
It will be interesting to see if we make a move for Okore. He fits the blueprint of the club, is highly-rated, and wouldn’t cost the earth which sounds as though the deal is right up our street. And it would sort our defensive crisis out. Get it done before close of play tomorrow I say!
What do you make of it?