Newcastle and Fulham in chase for Nurnberg wonderkid

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe. Photo by Shutterstock.

Newcastle United and Fulham are setting the stage for a summer showdown over the signature of Nurnberg sensation Can Uzun.

The 18-year-old Turkish striker, who has dazzled in Germany’s second tier with 13 goals and three assists in just 20 appearances, is becoming a hot commodity.

Despite interest in the winter window, Newcastle held back, only to renew their pursuit, now facing competition from Fulham and an observing Inter Milan, according to German outlet Bild.

Uzun’s future is ripe for speculation with a move deemed ‘almost certain’ by the summer.

Both Newcastle and Fulham are reportedly preparing concrete bids for the €8m-rated talent, marking a potential Premier League future for one of Turkey’s promising talents.

Uzun has previously also been linked with the likes of Brighton, Everton and Benfica.