My tribe

Newcastle in Irish compo row over Stephen Folan signing

Newcastle United face a row over Irish prospect Stephen Folan.

The Daily Mail says Newcastle are being reported to FIFA by two League of Ireland clubs seeking compensation totalling £80,000 for teenage prospect Folan.

The Premier League club refused to negotiate a deal with Galway-based Mervue United and Salthill Devon after taking the 18-year-old midfielder-cum-defender to St James' Park two years ago.

Folan joined Mervue aged 10 and left at 15. He then briefly joined Galway Hibernians, who are not pursuing a claim, before moving to Salthill.

A FIFA spokesman said they could not comment as proceedings were ongoing. Newcastle were unavailable for comment.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?