Manchester United youth team player, Mipo Odubeko could take over from Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins, the Ameobi brothers, Shola and Sammy, as well as ex-Super Eagles left-back, Celestine Babayaro as the next Nigerian lad to play for Newcastle United, megasportsarena.com reports.
This is sequel to reports out of Queensland that The Magpies are quite interested in sealing a deal that would take the lad from Old Trafford, but they are facing equally interest in him from Burnley.
Fellow-Nigerian-born youngster, Fikayo Tomori is also under the summer transfer searchlight of Burnley, but The Clarets want to add Odubeko to their sorties, as they seek off-season reinforcements.
It is now unfolding into a hot race for Odubeko, who is reportedly eager to finally get a breakthrough elsewhere and is ready to walk out of The Theater of Dreams this month.
Sky Sports reports that United are already bracing up to the possibility of losing the promising 16-year-old Ireland youth international striker, who has rejected an offer of a new contract at Old Trafford.
Subsequently, Burnley and Newcastle are said to be among several clubs now keen to take him on, with interest also arriving from Feyenoord and Utrecht of Holland as well as Genoa in Italy.