An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in Rangers gem Alex Lowry…
According to Football Insider sources, the Magpies have held talks with the midfielder’s agent ahead of a swoop for him in the summer transfer window.
The report claims that the Gers have offered him a £5k-per-week contract extension, but the Toon are now leading the race to land him later this year. Lowry is said to be weighing up his options with a decision to come on his future in the coming months.
Journalist Josh Bunting dubbed him as “fabulous” earlier this year and that is exactly what he would be for the Toon in the years to come.
At the age of 18, he would be a signing for the future and an exciting one at that. He has shown huge potential in the infancy of his career at Rangers as he has broken into the first-team set-up under Gio van Bronckhorst this season and impressed.
Lowry has appeared in four senior matches for the Gers this term and made an impact with one goal and one assist from midfield. This shows that he is catching the eye in Scotland as van Bronckhorst has deemed him worthy of involvement in the first-team at such a young age as his team fight with Celtic for multiple trophies.
Graeme Murty, his former coach at Ibrox, recently lavished the talent with praise, saying: “Alex is unlike anyone else at Rangers I would suggest in terms of his technical ability, the range of passing that he sees and executes, his individual ability to go past people and he has a remarkable degree of self-confidence.”
These quotes illustrate how highly he is rated north of the border and that is why this can be a fantastic deal for the Magpies. Snapping up a promising young player at his age can be a snip by the club as it can save them millions in the future.
If Lowry is able to fulfil his evident potential and make himself a key first-team option for Newcastle in the coming years then that will mean that Howe will not need to spend big money on another midfield player.
Instead of splashing £50m on an international gem to come in, the Toon can develop the 18-year-old into a £50m player by working with him on the training pitch and offering him first-team opportunities.