Newcastle United’s 18 year-old youngster Frank Wiafe Danquah has signed a new two-year professional contract with the club.
Frank Wiafe Danquah – signed his first professional contract at Newcastle
The Dutch teenager started at the Ajax Youth Academy, and played a full season at Newcastle last year starring in the Reserves and was coached by Reserve Team manager, Adam Sadler.
Frank was called into the first-team pool for the final game of the season at Goodison Park by Kevin Keegan, but he didnâ€™t make the substitutes bench.
Nevertheless, that was a sign of recognition for the player from manager Kevin Keegan, who watched almost every Reserve team game last year, home and away.
Speaking on his new deal, young Danquah said today:
â€œIt may have taken some time, but I finally got what I have always to achieve: earn a place as player in professional football.”
His agent Winnie Haastrecht emphasizes that Frank is of Ghanese origin, but does hold a Dutch nationality.
â€œI hope he will now get a Holland Under-19 call up,â€
Danquah started his career at Ajax, and he played for the amateurs of FC Omniworld and AFC before he made his move to Newcastle. He is eligible to play for Holland and he has a decent chance of a callup for the Under 19 team, as his agent mentioned.
He played very well for the Reserves last season, and the club have high hopes for him, and is yet another one of our top young players.
We have quite a few of them now, and most of them will play in our Reserves side next season, and it should be the youngest Reserve side ever, in Newcastle’s history.
Those games will certainly be covered on our site – after all, it’s the young players who are the future of the club.