Report – Newcastle interested in signing Alfie Matthews from Arsenal

Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing young forward Alfie Matthews from Arsenal this month.

Accoridng to journalist Pete O’Rourke, Newcastle could secure a deal for the 18-year-old, who recently joined a new agency.

Matthews’ scholarship deal expires at the end of this season and he isn’t guaranteed to get a professional contract.

This season Matthews has scored twice in nine appearances for the U18s, while he has also featured in the FA Youth Cup and been named on the bench for the U23s.

Newcastle are also reportedly interested in signing Stan Flaherty, who confirmed his departure from Arsenal yesterday.

Ryan Alebiosu and Matthew Dennis are the other remaining second year scholars at the club.

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