More Youngsters Arriving At Newcastle


We may not be signing many first team players in January, but Newcastle United have moved quickly to snap up some great looking youngsters.

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Chris Mort with our New Recruitment Team – more youngsters arriving

There was news today from Sweden that Newcastle have indeed signed Swedish 17 year-old goalkeeper Ole Söderberg – according to news reports initiating from there. Ole is currently the 3rd choice goalkeeper at the BK Hacken club in Gothenburg, Sweden, and he’s obviously another player for the future.

Sky Sports is also reporting today that 18 year-old Slovakian defender Tomas Hanzel, has only just completed a three-day trial at Newcastle United.

The youngster already plays for Spartak Trnava in the town of Trnava, which is historically one of the most successful clubs in Slovakia. Tomas played a practice match for the Under-19s during his stay on , and from all reports looked an impressive youngster.

Hanzel’s agent, Juraj Venglos told Setanta Sports today:

“It was more of a test than anything. We knew he would not be moving to Newcastle in January.”

“Tomas did his best, people at the club were very satisfied with his commitment and performances.”

“He had a chance to have a closer look at a big club, which was very good for him. He met players like Owen, Emre and Viduka.”

Venglos also believes there is a possibility of Hanzel returning to Newcastle in the summer transfer window, although it’s certain nothing will happen now in January.

We believe Ole Söderberg has already signed for the club, and the Evening Chronicle also suggested today, that Newcastle may be bringing in an Italian youngster before midnight tomorrow. We understand he is 17 year-old Fabio Zamblera, who is an Italian Under-18 International from Atalanta. Fabio is a big strong striker, and has already passed his medical at the cliub, and turns 18 in April.

These are sensible acquisitions for the club, but we still wish we could have seen 3 good first teamers through the door in January. 😀

Comments welcome.


41 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #1

    wall virginity

    as for this goalie-we already have tim krul who seems to be a good prospect as does fraser forster but we’ll see. Presumably these players were already scouted by the new personel and not by newcastle.

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #2

    ohhh come on cooldj………………………it’s getting old……
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    *damn, he got here first*

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  • Eve

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Why are we, as great and all as it is, buying more goalkeepers.

    Why not buy players who have a chance of getting on to the first team.

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  • cooldj

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #4

    toon king. my sloppy seconds if you want?

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  • scott9

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #5

    is they italian youngster that tissone he could maybe make the bench if we get him

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #6

    I really hope we get Tissone, hes very similar to Barnes he could make he first 11 due to the state of our curent midfield.

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  • Ashton

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #7

    who is the mystery italian player ?
    i hope it is Aquilani !

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  • Ashton

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Tissone is not an italian he is arge

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  • scott9

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #9

    tom_toon he cant be better than emre surely

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  • Nev

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #10

    siging all these young players is all good news and that … but if we started siging young BRITISH player i think that would be a lot more positive step.

    for example that 15 year old Gillingham lad who signed for Arsenal today …. he would of proved alot more popular and positive than for example an unherd of “wonderkid” from eastern europe.

    dont get me wrong i am chuffed we are signing all these youngsters lol

    btw … i just remeberd Ben Tozer 😛

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  • paul

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Fabio Zamblera is the Italian, he is a u18 international from Atalanta. Big fit strong striker, he has passed medical.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #12

    scott – hes better than Milner.

    I didnt think it was Tissone because hes 21 and a first team regular.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Paul – thanks – I added that. 😀

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  • Hadrian

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #14

    never mind this ‘we already have’ talk .
    when it come’s to youngster’s , we are now in the market for buy them young and cheap , sell them when they are older and worth more .
    we get to pick the real good ones to keep hold of, and a tidy profit from the rest .
    bit of a human cash farm really , surely human rights will have there say on this !!!

    in all honesty im thrilled by this BUT , you cant ignore the first team and wait for these to come through , and even when these come through you have to go out and spend big on the superstars to add to the team .
    ill become pretty disalusioned if this is all just one big human cash factory .

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  • Leo*

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #15

    it is getting old (wall virginity thing) well he is 17 so he has a long way to go. i am looking forward to newcastle signing up and coming wingers and centre midfielders, who are very pacey like the likes of nani and anderson of man u… ok that may be a little too confident. but its best to be optimistic

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  • scott9

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #16

    we could still be getting alvaro why the hell didnt we concrete our interst in van buyten he would have been a good signing

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Helder Barbosa, Veirinha,, Bruno Gama for you then Leo is you want young pacy portuguese talent.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #18

    damn right scotty, van buyten over this mug alvaro anyday!

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  • paul

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Cheers Ed , don’t know much more about him but he has scored at least two for U18’s. He has not signed yet but should go through.

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  • scott9

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #20

    first eleven when everyone is fit n if barton is eligable to play.
    given
    beye faye taylor enrique
    duff barton emre zog
    owen martins
    i think milners drop in form is due to him being knackerd he played all last season and at u21 championships he knackered and needs a rest hes a qaulity player but has been asked tom play far to many games.
    keegan would beable to do somethig with this team and we will ahve a strong end to the season

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Cannot find much on Fabio Zamblera but his number is 9 in the Italian squad and he’s played for all Italian teams since he was even younger – he played for the Under 16s in 2005 – and he’s 17 – 18 in April.

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  • Knypzya Knypols

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Competition for places breeds success

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  • cooldj

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #23

    cheers ed…lets hope he’s good!

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  • valle

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Well the 3 youngsyers we signed so far… Kadar, Baheng and Tozer have all walked straight into the reserve team despite their young age, that tells me we are doing something right… With regards to signing first teamers, you cant really blame it on the club, we have tried for Woodgate, Bensley and Micah Richards and they are all top players, its just hard getting clubs to part in January and in the Woodgate case, he rejected us… I would rather sign no players at all than sign some no good squad players.

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  • Eve

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Hopefully they’ll be good, the lack of young English players has gotten all of ye a wee bit worried hasn’t it.
    One thing though, about the foreign situation because it confuses me a wee bit, what do ye define as “foreign” because so many sites define Scottish, Welsh, N Irish AND Irish as not foreign, which well has always annoyed me because well, they are, well Ireland defiantly is foreign. So I’m just wondering what ye’re take on this is cause it because it’s more then a wee bit confusing to me.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #26

    The others ntions of the british isles are most defintely foreign, many different values and customs.

    Couldnt care less whether the youth are english or foreign as long as they are good.

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  • Knypzya Knypols

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #27

    @eve
    Brititsh is British, English is English and all the rest are foreigners.

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  • Leo*

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #28

    ah, tbh i count jocks english irish n.irish and wales as british lol. what i mean is that i dont count any of them as foreign to one another

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  • Eve

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #29

    All right fair enough, that’s cleared it up a wee bit. Thanks. Even though ye’ve all said separate things. LOL!! Thanks anyway.

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  • lee

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Kev’ reckons he’s had a look around and there’s nothing available that would improve the first team squad. I see Spurs have just signed Hutton from Rangers .. obviously not in the same league as Carr ????????????

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  • daiv

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Why youngsters when we could get dragged into a relegation battle. two shots on target in three games is unbelievable. I bet Sam is well pleased to be out of it with £5M in back pocket. The club lurches from one crisis to the next. Has anybody seen a worse Newcastle team in last 15 years?

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  • I Shy Ty

    Jan 30, 2008 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Eve. Yup. Ireland is definitely defiantly foreign.

    @ Knypzya. So where does the Channel Islands and Jarra stand?

    🙂

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  • iain

    Jan 31, 2008 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #33

    notice were not getting the really good kids that the likes of arsenal/man utd etc are after like that freeman lad from gillingham what about bostock of palace or mcarthy of hamilton rumoured barca have been to watch both.

    whats the point if your only buying second best youngsters to put into a second rate team ??? i know the academy needs bulking up, but it will mean nowt until we have a good first team. we have some pretty good players now in troisi etc but they dont get a look in.

    the kids thing works for arsenal and man utd becuase they have very very good first teams to bring on he odd young player.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 31, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #34

    @daiv – What are you on man..? Or have you just never watched a game in real time – you’re typical armchair viewer no doubt..!!!! Yeah I know I’m only 31, but I have attended almost every game in 29 years, and a season ticket holder since Willie McFall’s era. So therefore believe me when I say there have been many worse teams…. Any normal person can see the difference KK’s made since arriving. Furthermore, surely, KK is right in not wasting money and buying for the sake of buying during this window, much rather preferring to sensibly identify the correct players for the club and bringing them in during the summer..? – So fed up with hearing all melodramatic bull s**t from some of you, get a grip and give all us true fans break!

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  • KKN39

    Jan 31, 2008 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #35

    as a fans i dont care if we concede goals or lose matches as long as we do that FOR MASSIVE REBUILDING and of coz, stay AWAY FROM RELEGATION. i still believe some players we hv are top class or at least deserve playing for a top half table team. what we are seeing now is just a hugely inbalanced n inconsistent squad (of coz w/ some deadwood n underperformers). what really worries me is that, now only youngsters or unwanted pensioners elsewhere r willing to join us coz we hv slipped so far … if we keep losing games coz we are not showing any improvement not signing anyone then our summer will be worse in Jan in terms of attracting players and further rebuilding works … the Woodgate story may be just a beginning

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  • Taiwan Toon

    Jan 31, 2008 at 5:16 AM

    Comment #36

    If we are trying to sign wonder kids, we must go for this one. The Japanese sensation, KAKITANI YOICHIRO, widely regarded as the diamond and future of Japanese football. Scored a wonder goal against France U17 last year and his skill just looked head and shoulders above the Franch youngsters.

    He will be definately an instant success for us fiancially, and if he does progress into our first team, the economic effect is going to be even enomous (every single game of ours will be on telly in Japan). Good for improve our world wide fan base too.

    http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=tGB0UZsWnQ0

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  • Stami

    Jan 31, 2008 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #37

    anyone else keen to see Carroll in the 1st team? might be a bit too early but he does seem to perform well. has that hunger that we seen to lack upfront at the mo!

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  • rob

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #38

    how u know zamblera took medical already paul? hope its true!

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  • nasher

    Jan 31, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #39

    and the english are gay arse bandits

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  • Rich

    Jan 31, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Lee- Huttons a waste of money, he will be a flop guaranteed, Not a bad player for mayb 3 or 4 million max, i watch him often, hes good going forward but his defensive work is not that impresssive

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