Newcastle weighing up move for United starlet

Newcastle are reportedly ready to make a move for Manchester United prospect Ezekiel Fryers, according to Metro.

The 19-year-old defender has only made two first-team appearances for the Premier League champions, and is out of contract at the end of the season.

Fryers has represented England up to under-19 level, and is judged to be one of the most promising products of the United youth academy in recent times.

As there has been no sign of a contract extension, Alan Pardew is set to offer the youngster the option of more first-team exposure at the Sports Direct Arena.

It is believed that Tottenham are also monitoring the situation, with the Red Devils only entitled to a mediocre compensation payment should be leave Old Trafford.

If Fryers was to leave United he would be the latest in a number of cases of youngster departing the club, after Ravel Morrison opted to move to West Ham and Paul Pogba has stalled on a new deal.

By Gareth McKnight

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