Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: United Target Is Linked to Bolton; Promising Teenager Faces a Transfer Window Dilemma

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: United Target Is Linked to Bolton; Promising Teenager Faces a Transfer Window Dilemma

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Byline: STUART RAYNER

HUNGARIAN defender Tamas Kadar could be facing a dilemma over whether to join Bolton Wanderers next month or wait until the summer for a possible move to Newcastle United, writes STUART RAYNER.

With funds limited in January, Magpies manager Sam Allardyce recently said the 17-year-old was "not on my radar at the moment," despite featuring in a behind-closeddoors match.

He also had a trial at relegation threatened Bolton, and with their need the more urgent, Gary Megson is thought to be preparing a pounds 650,000 bid. All things being equal, Kadar would probably prefer to move to Tyneside, where he has been told he would be used in his preferred central position.

But he must weigh up the risk in turning down Bolton and a lucrative Premier League deal to wait for an alternative that might never happen.

"I really enjoyed being in England," said Kadar, who is currently playing for Zalaegerszeg in his homeland and is already an Under - 21 international.

"In Bolton they would count me as a left sided defender and in Newcastle I would play in the centre of the defence. I admit this is my favourite place on the pitch. I know nothing about the financial details, but I did my very best and I know they both liked my performances.

"I was told I would have a good chance to sign in England and my move might be realised in the winter transfer period."

Kadar was one of three trialists who recently featured in a friendly between Newcastle and Hartlepool United. After bringing in nine signings during the last transfer window, United chairman Chris Mort has told Allardyce to concentrate on bringing in "development" players in the new year.

The former Bolton manager is unhappy with the quality of young players immediately below first team level at St James's Park. That is why he is set to strike a pounds 1. …

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