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Newcastle are free to sign the 'full package' player for just £12.7m

Newcastle United are on the verge of signing England youngster Samuel Iling-Junior from Juventus, according to reports.

Still only 20 years old, Iling-Junior spent nine years in Chelsea's youth system between 2011 and 2020 before leaving to join Italian giants Juventus.

The left-footer – who can play as a forward or full-back – broke into the Old Lady's first team in the 2022/23 season and has since made 45 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice and providing four assists.

But despite showing plenty of promise, a report from TuttoJuve now suggests Juventus are willing to sell Iling-Junior this summer for just £12.7m.

Newcastle to sign 'full package'?

Capped 37 times by England at various youth levels, Iling-Junior was described as 'having the full package' by former Chelsea and Tottenham academy coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst in November 2022.

“Samuel brings the complete package to the party, he's got everything,” Isaksson-Hurst – who privately coaches professional footballers, including Iling-Junior, through his My Football Coach business – told Standard Sport in 2022.

“Chelsea are big in terms of physicality and they bring energy and power but they match that with incredible good strategy.

“He is almost like a street football player with his skill and balance. He brings almost everything to the table. He can play seven, eleven, ten or in the middle.”

Iling-Junior – whose current deal in Turin has just one year remaining – fits the profile of a player Newcastle have signed in recent windows.

Despite now having the backing of Saudi Arabia and access to vast wealth, the Magpies have focused heavily on young talent, with Eddie Howe signing the likes of Alexander Isak, Anthony Gordon, Tino Livramento and Sven Botman.

But Newcastle will face competition to sign the Islington-born star, with TuttoJuve reporting that Manchester United and Bologna are currently the frontrunners, while Tottenham Hotspur are also thought to be interested.

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