Big move will come ‘sooner rather than later’ for Newcastle United target compared to Kylian Mbappe

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The Magpies have been given a significant update on the future of one reported target.

Newcastle United have been told one of their reported transfer targets could be on the move ‘sooner rather than later’ by a key individual at his current club.

The Magpies are casting their net far and wide in their bid to boost their squad in an aim to build on the momentum gained throughout an impressive performance in the Premier League so far this season. Eddie Howe’s side currently sit just two points outside of the Champions League places and hold a game in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who will visit St James Park in the final month of the campaign.

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With a return to European football looking increasingly likely, United’s hierachy are aware of the need to increase the depth of their current squad as they look to cope with what will be a hectic fixture list next season. Magpies recruitment staff are believed to have assessed potential additions in person at games around Europe and South America - but it is the MLS that is said to have been the source of their latest transfer target.

San Jose Earthquakes winger Cade Cowell, who has been compared to newly-appointed France captain Kylian Mbappe, has rose to prominance in impressive fashion over the last year and has reportedly attracted attention from several clubs in Europe after cementing a place in the Earthquakes side. Newcastle have been strongly linked with the twice-capped USA international and one club official has revealed he is expected offers for the 19-year-old in the near future.

He told The Daily Mail: “I am confident based on what we’ve already entertained that the right situation will come. And if I was a guessing man or a betting man, I would guess that it would come sooner rather than later. (There is) big boy interest (from) top teams in top five leagues.

“I don’t look at (the interest) as a threat at all. There would be something wrong if teams weren’t coming after him and I wasn’t fielding phone calls and offers. I think it’s natural. With a young man that has some elite parts of his profile, I’m not surprised at all that there’s going to be interest in him.”

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