Report: Newcastle set to take 16-year-old striker Callum Douglas on trial ahead of contract offer

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Newcastle look set to sign the young striker, despite interest from Sunderland.

Newcastle are set to take 16-year-old striker Callum Douglas on trial, pipping Sunderland and La Liga clubs to his services, as per a report in the Chronicle.

The forward currently turns out for Elche’s reserve team in Spain, and has impressed this season, scoring over 45 goals.

The towering striker started his youth career at the famous Wallsend Boys Club, playing as a defender, before moving to Spain and changing into a striker. He has played for L’Alfas del Pi and La Nucia, scoring an incredible number of goals before being signed on youth terms by Elche.

He is a boyhood Magpies fan, and the report claims he will be heading to St James’ Park this summer looking to earn a full-time contract with the Tyneside outfit.

It is stated that Newcastle have beaten off interest from a selection of La Liga clubs, as well as fierce local rivals Sunderland to secure his services on trial, and the first option on his signature when the short-term deal ends.

The Newcastle academy is enjoying something of a prosperous spell in this current moment in time, with a host of players expected to make the step up to first-team duties in the next few years.

If Douglas agrees to a switch, they will have added another talented youngster to their ranks of impressive prospects.

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