According to ESPN, Newcastle United are pursuing a deal to bring PSV youngster Chris Gloster to St James’ Park.
This has come from their well-respected ‘Soccer’ journalist Jeffrey Carlisle, who’s confirmed our interest in the 20-year-old left-back.
The ESPN reporter goes on to say that any Premier League move for Gloster would be subject to him obtaining a U.K. work permit. Given the problems with Yedlin’s visa that could be the biggest stumbling block!
He is currently in a training camp for the U.S. U-23 side ahead of the Olympic qualifying tournament scheduled to take place in March and has been playing with PSV’s reserve team for the past two seasons – making six appearances this season after featuring 16 times across 2019-20.
If Gloster does make the move, he would likely start out in the Magpies’ U-23 team, similar to the recent capture of Peru talent Rodrigo Vilca earlier this season.
Gloster has been mainstay for the U.S. youth national teams at both U17 and U20 level and started all five matches in their run to the quarterfinals of the U20 World Cup back in 2019.
He joined PSV almost 18 months ago after a spell with German side Hannover 96.
It may of course be all pie in the sky as an awful lot of these stories/sources/rumours are, but there’s no doubting that with NUFC unable to shift anyone from their “25” plus still having “The Unwanted 3” in tow this may be the only way we can get players in this month!
Also, this follows on the heels of the news that we were supposedly or are interested in Juventus’ Radu Dragusin. Perhaps someone at The Club is thinking we need to be building a young fresh squad that could flourish in The Championship…