Newcastle Finally Agree Deal For 17 Year-Old Samuel Adjei

Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Swedish star youngster , his, according to his club.


Samuel is one of the youngsters we were after in January, and he was more than keen to come to Tyneside, but at that time his club said he had to stay with them.

The Sweden Under-16 striker, who turned 17 in January, is due to finalize a move from Swedish second division side Jonkopings Sodra IF having impressed during a trial in the autumn.

Porto were also said to have been pursuing the Swedish youngster, but it looks like Newcastle have won the race for the impressive youngster.

The youngster was at Newcastle’s training grounds in November and he was also one of the Swedish contingent that was at the Newcastle training grounds during January.

Samuel told his local newspaper Jnytt on January 18th, his 17th birthday as it turned out:

“Chances like these don’t just grow on trees, so when it appears you wanna grab it,”

“The interest is big and they want me.”

” I hope that Newcastle and Jonkoping Sodra can make an agreement.”

However, at that time his club were not convinced he will be leaving as Director Daniel Segerfeldt said:

“Both we and Newcastle have seen there is an interest around Samuel,”

“Our approach is that he is going to play for us.”

However, today a statement on the club’s website read:

“Jonkopings Sodra IF can confirm that the corporation has reached an agreement with the English Premier League club Newcastle United FC.”

“The agreement means that the only formal contract between the clubs is still to be signed regarding Samuel Adjei’s transfer.”

“Samuel Adjei will also undergo a compulsory medical examination at Newcastle.”

“Jonkopings Sodra IF wishes Samuel Adjei great luck with the football at his new club and in his new country!”

This looks like a good signing, and we will expect to hear about one of our other young targets in January, 18 year-old Brazilian forward Cai Ferreira.

The last we heard about Cai, he was waiting for his Portuguese passport to come through.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Feb 10, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #1

    hmmm, who is he?? anyone know??

  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 10, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Porto were also said to have been pursuing the Swedish youngster, but it looks like Newcastle have won the race for the impressive youngster.
    porto have good youth which is a good sign, isnt ole soldeberg swedish as well?

  • sahota

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #3

    get out of relegation battle , looks like Newcastle is now working towards better future. I hope Mike and company cares bit about fans and announce their plans about Club. Won’t that give fans much needed confidence. All these youngsters which we signed are not formally announced by club. Not sure why ? Instead if someone from club could have come out and announced about what we our plans are, that would do great to confidence of everyone.

  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Another good un for the furtur and I’m sure we’ll all ahve fingers crossed. But, Mr Director of Football, are you going to fall on your sword if we go down as a result of your lack of meaningful first team strengthening of late?

    I’s no wonder Joe had a wobbler and by the wat Joe, We wish you well and hope that you’ve finally heeded the warning….. mebbies Guthrie and Taylor’ll tell you to calm down (sorry guys, dunno how to write in a scouse twang!)

  • Kash

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Any Swedish bloggers on here know or seen this kid play?

  • Little Willie

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Not sure how the DOF can be blamed if the club doesn’t have any money.

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #7

    I think the Ashley’s made his choice. Sounds like we must be paying comparitvely big money for youth players, hoping that come 5-6 years time they’re going to be the business and paying modest fees for first teamers.

  • prentice

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    good to see. always encouraging to see the kids getting signed up

    i just hope ma realises in summer he has to invest in the first team aswell.

    with 5 solid team player we could be a real threat

  • bobby_ollox

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #9

    how can we sign him outside of transfer window ?

  • Girth

    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Wise out!!!!!!!!
    ohhh hang on……

  • RyanToon

    Feb 10, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #11


  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 10, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #12

    signing all these young guns can only be a good thing.

    I would have advised him not to go to porto, they have lots of good young players, but are ruining them by loaning them everywhere and never giving them a chance.


    Feb 10, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #13

    GK Fraser Forster 7 = Nothing to do apart from get himself booked. Looks a bit of a Billy Big time to me.

    RB James Tavernier 7 = Steady nothing else. Not ready for first team.

    LB Darren Lough 6 = Unlucky with injury not ready for first team.

    CD David Edgar 7 = First touch is awful. Steady at reserve level but not premiership class.

    CD Cacapa 8 = Found reserve level easy but would struggle in premiership. Scored.

    M Ryan Donaldson 6 = Average game not ready for step up.

    M Alan Smith 7 = Done everything simple. Give and go first touch football. Never went for any tackles as fitness was only interest. Good range of passing when required. Could do a job in centre mid.

    M Frank Danquah 7 = Played well. Out of contract young Dutch midfielder looks good every time I have seen him play.

    M Mark Doninger 7 = Great prospect played well. To lightweight for first team at present.

    F Kazenga Lua Lua 9 = Quiet first half but world beater in second. No one could touch him. Super goal and could of scored an amazing solo. Ready for first team now.

    CF Xisco 7 = Didn’t want to know for 60 minutes. Couldn’t win a header against smaller opponent. Then started trying and scored two and could of had at least five.


    LB Shane Ferguson 8 = Played very well at LB. Once he fills his frame could become a very good player.

    M Jonathan Godsmark 6 = Steady nothing great.

    CF Nile Ranger 7 = Only given 10minutes and scored with first touch. Ready for first team also. I have watched Nile in lots of academy games and he is a class above.

    Outcome = Easy win against a very weak Wigan side. Newcastle were not very good. More a case of Wigan being awful. Lua Lua was outstanding.

    Man Of the Match = Kazenga Lua Lua

  • Danish_Magpie

    Feb 10, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Thanks Geordie69. Wish I lived close enough to go to the reserve games.

  • Macas35

    Feb 10, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #15

    No point in praising Wise now for geting these young players in, they might all turn out to be hopeless like Zamblera. In a few years time we’ll be able to see if our youth policy amounts to anything.

  • Born Again Geordie

    Feb 10, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #16


    Good concise report – thanks for that !

  • durhammag

    Feb 10, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Macas35. Is Zamblera useless. I haven’t seen him play, and was wondering what had happened to him

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 10, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Zamblera struggled to make the bench for the u-18, looked lightweight and slow and missed sitters when I saw him, one of them an open goal from 3yrds out.

  • ginkoh

    Feb 10, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Wise ‘d job to find our new generation around the world so it’s decent job from him until now.

    Go on the job, bring more youngster but should another one to respond the first team signing too.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 10, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #20


  • ObafemiMelinswe

    Feb 10, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m swedish but i have never seen him play. but my friend told me his decent. i hope he’s a future star, both for Newcastle utd and Sweden!

  • ObafemiMelinswe

    Feb 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #22

    the youth coach said this about him on a swedish site: ” He has always been a extraordinary talented kid. He got all the capacity a player shall have and he is a trainingphenomenon. I also read that he just played football in five years so i guess he’s a real talent. sry for my english, i skipped the english lessons in school..

  • workyticket

    Feb 10, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #23

    ObafemiMelinswe // Feb 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

    “sry for my english,”

    It’s better than my Swedish Oba!

  • workyticket

    Feb 10, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Wise is chasing more bairns than Gary Glitter now.

  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 11, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #25

    Another one bagged!

    We’re pursuing young talent more than any other PL side out there.

    Although we’ll sign a few Zamberelas along the way, i hope we also bring on a few 1st teamers.

  • DJG

    Feb 12, 2009 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #26

    lesh // Feb 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    ”….. mebbies Guthrie and Taylor’ll tell you to calm down (sorry guys, dunno how to write in a scouse twang!)”

    Guthrie is from Shrewsbury in Shropshire.


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