Newcastle will continue to bring in some top youngsters in the January transfer window, to go with the five we brought in last January, when essentially our search for young talent around the world was started.
16 year-old Slovenian midfielder Haris Vuckic
And of course during the summer Newcastle also beat Arsenal to the signing of much sought after 15 year old striker Aaron Spear, who was in great demand from a number of other Premier League clubs too.
It seems the Newcastle scouts have done their job this time around too with the youngsters, and at the time of writing it looks like we could add at least another 4 teenagers to the growing rank of top youngsters learning their football trade on Tyneside.
We’re looking for that number to be as many as four and possibly including:
- 18 year-old Brazilian forward Cai Ferreira
- 16 year-old Slovenian midfielder Haris Vuckic
- 18 year old Hungarian midfielder Andras Gosztonyi
- 17 year old Swedish forward Samuel Adjei
They will join the ever growing list of excellent youngsters we have at the club.
And it’s not just the Newcastle Under-18 side that is blossoming with 12 games in a row undefeated, but our Reserve side has an average age of just 18 for almost every game.
Richard Money – vital job in bringing youngsters through
At least one thing that seems to be working well at Newcastle under owner Ashley is the Youth policy, which should have been a priority for us decades ago.
But hey, it’s never too late, and it seems to be working very well under the excellent leadership of our new Youth Academy Director Richard Money, who seems to us to be doing an outstanding job in what is a vital role at the club.
We’ll have a piece on Richard later this week, detailing the things he is doing at Newcastle for the youngsters – and ensuring their parents are comfortable in letting their kids come to Newcastle in the first place.
To us, Richard’s an unsung hero at the Newcastle United club – and just getting on with the job.