Son of ex-NUFC star to sign at St James’ Park? – Interesting claims from the players agent..

According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are now looking to sign Thomas Robert – the son of former French winger Laurent Robert.

The ‘exclusive’ includes quotes from the 19-year-old’s agent, who confirms a number of clubs have shown interest and is understood to have told Football Insider that one of those is Newcastle United.

Thomas looks set to be available on a free after snubbing a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Montpellier, and it’s claimed ourselves, Celtic and Rangers are all looking to sign him for nothing this summer.

Here’s what his agent, Mark McKay, has told Football Insider:

“There has been a number of clubs who have expressed an interest in Thomas and being on a free transfer makes him even more in demand,”

“We helped move his dad Laurent to Newcastle for over £10m and if Thomas is half as good as his dad he will prove to be a bargain for someone this summer.”

The Frenchman – who plays as a winger just like his dad – is said to speak ‘perfect English’ after growing up in England, and the report claims he’s keen to return to the place his father made a name for himself.

He’s yet to make an appearance at senior level at Montpellier – featuring for their U-21’s instead – but is believed to have trained with the Ligue 1 side’s first team all season.

One to watch this summer? We shall see..

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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