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Newcastle Take Christophe Lowinsky on Trial

Christophe Lowinsky in action for Marseille.

Following the release of a number of first-year professionals, Newcastle United are looking to bolster their squad prospects and developing talent through European clubs.

France Under 19 international and Marseille reserve, Lowinsky, is one of those that is looking to make an impression in the north-east.

He was snapped up by Marseille when he was 18-years-old and hasn’t looked back since. He has been invited for a trial at Newcastle with the potential of a move on 1st July. Chief Scout, Graham Carr, found the defender who will be attracted by the serious prospect of European football on Tyneside next season.

Lowinsky was born in Martinique but moved to France at a young age. He does however, play internationally for Martinique and made his debut last month in a 1-0 defeat to Guadeloupe. This though was only a friendly and therefore he would be available to play for France if he wanted to later in his career. He is a 6ft 2in strong defender with a real eye for a header.

Newcastle are currently one march ahead of their five-year plan which targets regular European football at the end of it. United will have to strengthen their squad whilst also focusing on challenging for Champions League football once again next season.

They’ve already found success in the French as Yohann Cabaye has made a storming impression since joining the club in the summer.

United began inviting players for trial  shortly after deciding to cull their reserve team and there is likely to be a  number of low-key arrivals at the club over the summer months..

Although there will be a sense of expectation about United’s recruitment  this summer, they will not deviate from the policy of wringing top value from  the transfer market – and with a top prize of just £3million the Europa League  will not be a lucrative diversion for the Magpies.

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About Tom Bennett

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