Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has revealed his delight after completing the signing of teenage defender Ben Tozer from Swindon Town.
Ben Tozer – Sam delighted to have signed him
The 17-year-old, who has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at St Jamesâ€™ Park, has been put in the “one for the future” category by Allardyce. This is a new policy Newcastle will be following to try to identify young talent of the future, while they havenâ€™t yet fully developed. Big Sam told the clubâ€™s official website, nufc.co.uk today:
“I’m delighted to have got him.â€ “He’s only 17 and very much falls in to “one for the future” category.â€
“We will get him in and have a look at him but will give him a chance to settle in.â€ “It’s part of the two-tier recruitment process at the club.â€
“Apart from looking at senior players, we are also keen to build-up the development players we have got in that area between Academy and the senior set-up.â€
Here is Ben’s personal web-site. It might be nice to welcome the youngster to the club, he certainly sounded very excited yesterday when he said:
“Newcastle is a massive club with great fans, it’s a lovely place with nice people and I can’t wait to get started.”
Oh, how right he is, and he’s obviously an intelligent young lad too. 😀
Wesley Ngo Baheng – next youngster to arrive at Newcastle?
We reported yesterday that we think the next youngster weâ€™ll be recruiting is Wesley Ngo Baheng from Le Havre in France. Wesley turned 18 years-old only last September and there was news back in October that Newcastle had agreed terms with his Le Havre club. The deal for the young striker was expected to be completed in January. Weâ€™ll soon see if that is accurate.