Exclusive: SPL giants table offer for Newcastle legend's son, transfer to be sealed in days
Thomas Robert, the son of Newcastle United legend Laurent Robert, is weighing up offers from several clubs in the UK and abroad as he closes in on a summer move that could be sealed in days.
The 19-year-old attacker is available on a free transfer after turning down a new three-year deal at Montpellier.
Agent Mark McKay has revealed to Football Insider that the rising star has contract offers from team’s in the UK, France and Germany but his priority is joining a side where he can play first-team football.
This site revealed earlier last month that Newcastle United, Rangers and Celtic were among the clubs keen to sign the teenager on a summer free after he rejected a new three-year Montpellier contract.
A number of English Premier League and Scottish Premiership clubs have been monitoring Robert’s situation as they weigh up moves.
Nice and Rennes have made him offers to stay in France, while several clubs in Germany are keen to lure him to the Bundesliga.
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Robert’s agent, Mark McKay, has confirmed the player has received several offers from clubs all across Europe, but that guaranteed first-team football will be key to Robert’s decision where to continue his career.
“We have several offers from clubs in France, Germany and the UK, but Thomas wants to be playing regular first-team football wherever he ends up going,” McKay told Football Insider.
“He refused Montpellier’s offer of a new deal as he wants to be playing first-team football and he sees that as key to his long-term development at this stage of his career”
Significantly, he speaks perfect English after growing up in England and is open to progress his career by returning to the land where his father played some of his best football.
Robert senior played 181 matches for Newcastle after signing in 2001 from Paris-Saint Germain and is fondly remembered by the club’s fans for his 32 goals, many of which were memorable ones.