European giants consider move for Newcastle United winger
Callum Roberts is attracting interest from overseas – after being released by Newcastle United.
The winger’s career at St James’s Park will formally end on June 30, when his contract expires.
Roberts – who scored in last season’s FA Cup win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park – made three senior appearances for the club, which published its retained list earlier this month.
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The 22-year-old thanked Newcastle on Twitter for “making me the player and person I am”. He tweeted: “When one door closes, another always opens – I’m already looking forward to the future.”
Nikos Dabizas, Panathinaikos’ technical director, watched Roberts play for the Under-23s in the Premier League 2 play-off final against Southampton last month.
And Dabizas, a former United defender, is understood to be considering a move for Roberts.