Hatters tipped to be interested in Newcastle United teenage midfielder

Elliot Anderson thought to be on Town manager Nathan Jones' radar this summer

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 1:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 1:46 pm
Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson in action against Arsenal during the Magpies FA Cup defeat

Luton Town have been linked with a move for Newcastle United teenage midfielder Elliot Anderson

The 18-year-old, who has been with the Magpies since the age of six, has made three appearances for the club's U21s this season in their Checkatrade Trophy campaign, scoring twice in a 3-2 defeat at Bolton Wanderers.

He then came off the bench during the 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Arsenal for his senior debut, before earning a first Premier League outing as a late substitute in a 3-0 defeat, also to the Gunners, back in January.

Anderson played for Scotland at U16 to U18 level, before switching his allegiances to England U19s, featuring once for the Three Lions so far.

He has been a regular for the United academy side this season, playing nine times in the Premier League Two Division Two campaign, scoring five goals and was part of the U18s team that reached the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

A report in the Chronicle Live stated that Anderson had been on the verge of a loan move to Kenilworth Road in January, but it broke down, although they expect Town boss Nathan Jones to continue their interest this summer.

Speaking to the press following the 0-0 draw against Rotherham on Tuesday night, Jones had said: “We think that if we do keep everyone and add quality, then we’ve got a real chance of doing something.”