Striker set to leave Newcastle in the summer

TRIAL ... Adam Campbell.
TRIAL ... Adam Campbell.

ADAM Campbell will be relased by Newcastle United at the end of the season.

The striker’s deal at St James’s Park expires in the summer.

He’s a street footballer – he’s a throwback to the street. He tackles, he runs back, he’s fast and has got a bit of aggression. He wants the ball all the time.

Alan Pardew

And Campbell has not been offered a new contract.

But he could yet stay in the Premier League, having been given a trial at West Bromwich Albion.

The 21-year-old played 90 minutes for the club’s Under-21s in their 3-0 win over Arsenal this week.

Pacy Campbell made his first-team debut against Atromitos in the Europa League in the 2012-13 season.

Then-manager Alan Pardew had high hopes for the Academy graduate, who was handed a professional deal.

Pardew said: “He’s a street footballer – he’s a throwback to the street.

“He tackles, he runs back, he’s fast and has got a bit of aggression. He wants the ball all the time.

“It’s fantastic to have a player like that. Academies, as a rule, don’t often produce a natural talent like that.

North Shields-born Campbell went on to play for Carlisle United, St Mirren, Fleetwood Town, Hartlepool United and most recently Gateshead on loan.

But the former England Under-19 international found his opportunities limited in his spells away from St James’s Park.

And Campbell has seemingly failed to convince Newcastle that his future lies at the club.