European giants consider move for Newcastle United winger

Callum Roberts is attracting interest from overseas – after being released by Newcastle United.

Callum Roberts celebrates his FA Cup goal against Blackburn.
Callum Roberts celebrates his FA Cup goal against Blackburn.

The winger’s career at St James’s Park will formally end on June 30, when his contract expires.

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.”

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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.