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Newcastle and West Brom among clubs eyeing EFL teenager



Burnley, Newcastle United, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion are all monitoring Cardiff City teenager Kieron Evans, according to a report from WalesOnline.

The 19-year-old is a product of the Bluebirds academy and is yet to make his debut for the first-team but has been a key man for Steve Morrison’s U23s this term and scored against Bristol City U23s today.

Evans is understood to be highly-rated at Cardiff but it seems there is outside interest as well.

According to WalesOnline, a string of Premier League clubs – including Burnley, Newcastle, Sheffield United, and West Brom – have been actively monitoring him and their interest has intensified recently.

The report claims that Cardiff have no desire to see the in-demand attacker leave and that he could be the next young player to be handed a debut by Mick McCarthy.

Both Rubin Colwill and Isaak Davies have been regularly part of matchday squads under McCarthy, with the former getting a chance against Coventry City, and Evans will be hopeful of following in their footsteps.

The versatile teenager is capable of playing in attacking midfield or out on the wing.

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The Verdict 

It seems Evans has caused quite a stir among top-flight clubs, with the likes of Newcastle and West Brom monitoring him.

Cardiff have done a great job of giving young players a chance this season and that may benefit them when it comes to the 19-year-old, who may feel his development would benefit from staying at a club that will likely offer him first-team opportunities.

This could be one to watch moving forward.

Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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