If comments by Les Ferdinand are anything to go by, Newcastle United fans are going to want Eberechi Eze at the club this summer.
According to The Chronicle, Newcastle want to sign the QPR sensation when the transfer window opens.
Eze is potentially the most exciting young player in the Championship right now and the 21-year-old has also been linked with a £20 million move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Magpies legend Ferdinand is Director of Football at Loftus Road and back in March, the former striker paid Eze a big compliment.
Speaking to The Beautiful Game podcast, the 53-year-old said: “When I see some of the things he does on a football pitch and how comfortable he is with a football, I put him up there as one of the best I have seen.”
If Eze was linked to Newcastle last summer for example, they probably wouldn’t have been able to compete with the likes of Spurs.
But with a £300 million takeover pending, St James’s Park could be a very attractive destination for young players from here on in and it’s plausible that Eze – who has 12 goals and eight assists this season – would want a move to the North East.
And if Ferdinand’s comments are accurate, the fans will want him there too.