Newcastle United have rewarded their exciting 18 year-old 6’2″ striker Nile Ranger, with a new improved three-and-a-half year contract.
Nile Ranger – smiling this morning as he signs new contract
The good news is being reported in the Newcastle United official site, and it will keep Ranger at the club until 2012, when he turns 21, and hopefully is a first team regular by then.
Nile has just turned 18, and of course has scored an impressive 22 goals for Newcastle Reserves and the U-18 side combined this season, which is his first on Tyneside.
And we fully expect that at some time during these last 6 games of the season, Nile will make his first team debut under new manager Alan Shearer, who seems to be impressed with the lad.
After signing today, Nile Ranger spoke to the Newcastle United TV:
“This past year has been a dream for me and it couldn’t have gone any better.
“I’m buzzing to sign a new contract and commit my future to the club because this is where I want to play my football.”
It’s good to have players at the club who want to be here, and of course with the great Alan Shearer hopefully becoming the long-term manager at Newcastle, Nile Ranger along with our other top young striker, 6’5″ Andy Carroll, will both be in very good hands.
This is some good news this morning for Newcastle fans, something we don’t get a lot of these days.