Blackburn Rovers are reportedly monitoring Newcastle United youngster Adam Wilson, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Newcastle United tied down winger Adam Wilson to a long-term deal this summer, but Blackburn Rovers are reportedly considering a move for the youngster.

Wilson has made five appearances for Newcastle United’s Under 23’s in the Premier League 2 this season, along with one substitute appearance in the EFL Trophy against Doncaster Rovers. The 18-year-old has picked up a goal and two assists so far this season, and has caught the attention of Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray.

Tony Mowbray has maintained strong links with the North East, after spending nine years playing for Middlesbrough from 1982 to 1991, and managing the Championship club from 2010 to 2013.

Mowbray has already signed one Newcastle United youngster this season, signing striker Adam Armstrong on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell last season.

Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is set to have his strong start to the season rewarded with a new deal, with discussions planned for November. Bradley Dack, Darragh Lenihan and other first team players have committed their future to the club, and 18-year-old Wilson would be a promising player for the future.

Newcastle United obviously rate Wilson highly – given that they only recently gave him a long-term professional deal this summer. The youngster will be hoping that he can end up knocking on the door of the first team this season, but will be featuring plenty for the club’s second string side this season – as well as featuring in the EFL Trophy this season.

Rovers could pursue a loan deal if The Magpies are unwilling to let Wilson leave on a permanent basis.

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