Ipswich Town’s Connor Wickham has attracted attention from all the top flight sides, but Newcastle has decided the youngster won’t replace Andy Carroll, according to The Journal.
Wickham received honours for championship young player of the year and apprentice of the year at the npower Football League Awards, and the 17 year old has shone in his time at Ipswich Town.
With top flight sides such as Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal reportedly expressing interest in the wonderkid, Wikham has drawn comparisons to Andy Carroll for his high level of skill at such a young age and England under 21 place.
But The Journal are reporting that Newcastle believes the asking price for the youngster is too high, with Ipswich chairman Marcus Evans believing that if Andy Carroll could leave for £35 million, then Wickham could go for at least £15 million.
While Newcastle are continuing to monitor the striker, Alan Pardew is on the look out for a player who can play in the Premiership flight and make an instant impact.
With Wickham only making 31 starts for Ipswich in his professional career so far, Newcastle are planning on finding a more established star to spend a large portion of their £35 million from the sale of Andy Carroll on.