Patrick Bamford is one of the hottest talents in England at the moment, and having spent his last season playing for playoff runners up Middlesbrough, he has attracted attention from a whole host of Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United.
The youngster has been very impressive in what has been his first proper season in the limelight at Boro, and it is no doubt the first of many. He has been dubbed at Chelsea's answer to Harry Kane, however even Bamford has admitted that he may be moving away from Stamford Bridge this summer.
Newcastle United are currently the front runners to sign the Grantham born youngster and you can't help that think it would be a great move for both parties. He would be able to get the care and the game time he needs whereas Newcastle would have signed a top quality young striker with a very good future ahead of him.
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It's almost a guarantee that he wouldn't get any game time at Chelsea should he choose to stay there, so a move away is almost nailed on. With Chelsea having already slapped a £10 million price tag on Bamford, it looks like they aren't too convinced he will stay either.
Who is Patrick Bamford?
He has a signed a five year contract at the London giants in 2012 when they signed him from Nottingham Forest for £1.5 million. He has two years remaining on his contract and after impressive loan spells at MK Dons, Middlesbrough and Derby County, he has drummed up a lot of interest.
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Bamford started his international career playing for the Republic of Ireland's under-18s, but has since represented England up to under-21 level. It won't be too long before he finally makes his first team England debut, if he keeps going at the level he is currently playing at.
After winning the Championship player of the year last season after 17 goals in 38 appearances. Any team that he decides to sign for can certainly have big expectations of Bamford, he has made quite a name for himself and the pressure comes with big performances. We will certainly see how good he really his next season.
Bamford has any number of suitors at the moment and, while Newcastle are the favourites at the moment, teams like West Brom and Sunderland have also been linked.
Newcastle would be a great move for him as he gets a solid platform to grow and develop in to the player that he has the potential to be. He will have an outstanding set of fans behind him to make sure that he doesn't let up in his pursuit of greatness plus an amazing opportunity to play for one of the Premier League's most famous teams.
If he plays well and scores goals, the Geordie faithful will love him. I've seen first hand how Newcastle fans treat the players who play well consistently and it's nothing short of worship.
Even though they didn't do very well last season, players like Daryl Janmaat and Ayoze Perez are adored among the Geordie nation because they gave their all each and every week. Work ethic isn't something that goes unnoticed in Newcastle so, as long as Bamford demonstrates this, he would have an amazing opportunity up in the North East. It's up to him whether or not he takes it.
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