Former Norwich City trialist 'set' to train with Newcastle United as Manchester United and Arsenal eye ex-Toon full-back

Coventry City have joined the race for young defender Udoka Chima as he reportedly prepares to go trial at Newcastle United.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 5:00 pm

The former Burnley youngster is due to train with the Magpies and Portuguese side Braga this summer before deciding his next move.

However, according to All Nigeria Soccer, the 19-year-old will also train with Coventry next week with a view to being offered a contract.

Chima grew up in North London and went on trial at the likes of Norwich City Coventry and Luton Town before being snapped up by Burnley.

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Former Newcastle United youngster James Tavernier has reportedly caught the attention of Manchester United. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Former Newcastle United youngster James Tavernier has reportedly caught the attention of Manchester United. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

He left Turf Moor at the end of the 2019/20 season but looks set to secure a new club in the coming months with Tyneside a potential destination.

Manchester United ‘among’ clubs keen on ex-Magpies youngster

Manchester United are among four Premier League clubs interested in signing former Newcastle full-back James Tavernier, according to 90 min.

The 29-year-old came through the ranks on Tyneside but made just 10 first-team appearances after spending the majority of his time out on loan.

Since arriving at Rangers in 2015, Tavernier has played a major role in the Scottish side’s rise to the top, appearing almost 300 times.

He captained the Gers to the title last season – scoring a magnificent 19 goals and providing 16 assists from right-back.

His form has reportedly attracted the attention of Man United, Arsenal, Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tavernier signed a new three-year deal at Ibrox in April but it is claimed one of those clubs could test the Glasgow giants’ resolve.

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