SCUNTHORPE UNITED STEP UP PURSUIT FOR MALTESE YOUNGSTER

SkyBet League One side Scunthorpe United are close to signing Maltese international Kyrian Nwoko according to MalteseFootball.com sources.

The Iron have continued to monitor the 21-year-old’s progress since first watching him score for Malta’s Under 21 side against Cyprus in October 2018.

Nwoko started his career with St Andrews in 2014 before signing for Maltese giants Valletta in June 2017.

The left winger had a successful first season with the club winning the Maltese Premier League as well as the Maltese FA Trophy.

Nwoko made his Malta international debut in November 2017 against Estonia. He has since gone on to make a further three appearances for his country.

Kyrian Nwoko in action for Malta U21 at the 2019 U21 European Championships.

The talented youngster has previously had trials with Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town. However, Stuart McCall’s side are said to be leading the pursuit to sign the 21-year-old.

The Iron boss previously spoke to press about Nwoko saying: “He has come about. I think big Brian Deane is his agent, who knows Lee [Turnbull] well and I think Lee has gone over and had a look at him.

“The kid did quite well and the club are just in discussions to maybe try and get him over and have a look at him.”

The player himself has also previously commented on the potential move explaining: “I am aware of the reports about me. I can confirm that what is written is true, but I cannot elaborate beyond that.”

Nwoko is the son of former Malta international Chucks Nwoko who played the majority of his career at Birkirkara.

Sources close to MalteseFootball.com have confirmed that Scunthorpe have stepped up their pursuit for the 21-year-old.

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