Saturday, August 20, 2022

Newcastle United Showing Interest In This Ligue 2 Starlet: One For The Future?

Must Read
Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

In a recent report, Le10Sport mentioned that Newcastle United are showing interest in Sochaux starlet Alan Virginius this summer. It has been claimed that the Magpies are set to rival Bayer 04 Leverkusen in pursuit of the French winger.

Virginius’ Impressive Rise In French Football

Virginius has come through the youth ranks of Sochaux and deserves a lot of credit for establishing himself as an important member of their senior team.

At such a young age, the French talent has already made 50 senior appearances for his current employers, netting eight goals and grabbing four assists in various competitions.

Virginius has already started to show what he is capable of in French football. Thus, it is no surprise that Newcastle United are eyeing a move for the Ligue 2 wing wizard as they are trying to build a strong squad for the future.

Newcastle United (Eddie Howe)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 16: Newcastle manager Eddie Howe applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images ( Imago Images (

Newcastle United Are Showing Interest In Virginius: Is He A Prospect For The Future?

Virginius is a talented young winger who can make some intelligent runs with the ball out on the wide areas. He can contribute by scoring and creating his fair share of goals in the attacking end of the pitch. Virginius is primarily a right-sided wide player but can even operate as a left-winger or act as a forward down the middle if required.

However, the French sensation is still quite raw and would need time before he is ready to feature in top-flight football.

Under their new ownership, Newcastle have got the financial resources now to invest in youth development. Hence, Virginius fits the bill perfectly as he is undoubtedly a prospect to watch out for in the future. At 19, the Sochaux winger has a very promising career ahead in European football as long as he continues to improve his overall game with each year.

The French whizkid has the ceiling to become a success story at St. James’ Park someday. Therefore, Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe should think about trying everything in his power to win the race to sign Virginius before the end of this summer transfer window.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Follow Our Tweets On Twitter

Latest News

Postecoglou To Make Changes? | Predicted 4-3-3 Celtic Lineup To Face Hearts

High-flying Celtic will be back in action on Sunday afternoon following last weekend's stellar 5-0 victory against Kilmarnock. Ange...

More Articles Like This