Report: Newcastle continuing to monitor Callum Douglas, despite failed summer trial

Newcastle-born Callum Douglas is reportedly still attracting interest from the Magpies.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle are still tracking teenage forward Callum Douglas after he had a trial with the club over the summer.

The Magpies need to bring through more home-grown talent, especially having seen former Newcastle youngsters Fraser Forster and Andy Carroll have some Premier League success in recent years.

With Adam Armstrong thriving on loan at Coventry City, fans are hopeful that more youngsters will come up through the ranks at St. James' Park - and Steve McClaren's men reportedly have their eye on one Newcastle-born teenage prospect.

The Chronicle report that Newcastle are monitoring 16-year-old prospect Callum Douglas, and even took him on trial over the summer.

Douglas didn't win a contract then, and moved on to play in Spanish football with Jove Sant Vicente, but Newcastle are allegedly still tracking his progress.

The young striker was born in the North East but moved to Spain at a young age, and was recently on the books of Elche's youth setup.

It's also stated that Douglas has had a trial with Norwegian giants Rosenborg, but a deal with his hometown club Newcastle would surely appeal more, given that he is a boyhood Magpies fan.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch