That Boukhelifa chap is here on trial


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That Boukhelifa chap is here on trial

NEWCASTLE United are weighing up a post-deadline day swoop for 19-year-old attacking midfielder Nacim Boukhelifa.
The former Racing Lens prospect is a free agent and is currently training with United’s development squad with a view to securing a permanent deal at St James’ Park.
Boukhelifa – who turned down the offer of a professional contract at Lens after becoming a key member of their youth side – was on trial at Manchester City earlier in the summer but failed to secure a contract at Eastlands.
Now United are taking a closer look at the teenager and, because he is a free agent, they could pick him up for nothing despite the transfer deadline passing last week.
Some United fans will be aware of their interest in Boukhelifa’s because he was photographed by fans arriving at the club’s Darsley Park training base last weekend.
The snap was mistaken for United new boy Hatem Ben Arfa after it was circulated around United online message boards.
Now Boukhelifa could be joining his compatriot on Tyneside if he continues to impress.
“He is a lad that we’ve got on trial at the moment and he is training with the development squad,” Hughton confirmed to the Sunday Sun.
“We’re taking a closer look at him and if he is good enough then we’ll assess the situation. At the moment we’re keeping an eye on him and seeing how he progresses.
“What will happen at development level throughout the season is that we will have promising players in on trial and the young French lad is one of those that we’ve decided to take a look at.”
5th September 2010 09:02 AM
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Be interesting to see how the lad does.If he impresses, we're going to hav some impressive youngsters coming through the ranks.
5th September 2010 09:17 AM
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Told ya day after transfer deadline he was here
5th September 2010 09:23 AM
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Figs had the scoop...
5th September 2010 09:30 AM
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