Newcastle kjøper ny Ipswich spiller?
Newcastle hadde en speider på Ipswich europacup kamp igår og den aktuelle skal være stortalentet Darren Ambrose, som spilte hele kampen igår. Spilleren er 18 år gammel og kan bli brukt som en back up for Solano med det første. NEWCASTLE United are poised to make a bid for Ipswich Town starlet Darren Ambrose, writes Derek Davis.
The Magpies have been watching the 18-year-old midfielder closely and had a scout at Portman Road again last night.
Sir Bobby Robson has personally looked at Ambrose and has had his character researched thoroughly to ensure he would fit into the St James' Park set-up.
Being a Premiership club United would not be able to sign Ambrose until the transfer window re-opens in January and they will face competition from a number of clubs, with West Ham keen on the ex-Harlow schoolboy.
Ipswich are in a stronger financial position than they were in August and chairman David Sheepshanks has made it clear they do not have to sell players in the new year, although he did not rule out the possibility of players going.
A Newcastle source last night confirmed the Magpies' interest and believes Robson wants Ambrose to operate on the right-side of midfield as cover for Peruvian star Nolberto Solano.
Newcastle United can expect to pay in excess of £6m for Ambrose, who played against Slovan Liberec last night after Town won permission to excuse him from a three-game England Under-19 tournament.
Joe Royle has made it clear how highly he thinks of Ambrose and will be extremely reluctant to let one of the most influential players of the season go.
The new Town boss knows, though, that his squad will attract a lot of interest from Premiership clubs come January and will have to stave off interest in Matt Holland and Hermann Hreidarsson in particular.
Clubs have also been tracking Marcus Bent, who turned down the chance to go on loan to Premiership side Birmingham on the last day of the transfer window in August.
Jamie Clapham, Jermaine Wright and Pablo Counago have also caught the eye of top-flight clubs who believe a number of Town stars may be ready to jump ship if promotion is not within sight by Christmas.