Newcastle United are determined to build up the playing staff at St. Jamesâ€™ Park, with solid youngsters they will bring in, from all over the world, in the next year or two.
Sam Allardyce – determined to build the club with younger, better players
As we reported recently a deal has already been struck with Swindon Town, for their 17 year-old defender Ben Tozer, and he will officially sign for the club once the transfer window opens in a couple of days.
Sam Allardyce has today talked about that strategy:
â€œUnderneath the first team is a key area, finding younger, better players, to be bringing the club forward,â€ â€œApart from Steven Taylor, we havenâ€™t really produced anything and you compare that to Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal. Weâ€™re way behind on that front.â€
â€œ Weâ€™re doing the best we can without losing focus on the first team and results, which is the most important thing.â€
Samâ€™s not exactly correct to say that Steven is the only one, although he is the only one that has come through the youth system at the club.
But Sir Bobby Robson did bring in Charles Nâ€™Zogbia and James Milner from other clubs (Le Havre and Leeds United), when they were just 18 years old. However, they were brought in immediately for the first team.
We think this strategy is a good one, and we’re looking forward to seeing the first crop of new youngsters brought in during January.
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