It hasn’t taken Alan Shearer long to realize that our 18 year-old youngster Nile Ranger, may be a special player already at the Newcastle club.
Nile Ranger – signing contract earlier this week
Alan talked to the official Newcastle site about the young striker, who just turned 18 years old last Saturday, and signed a new three and a half year contract earlier in the week.
“From what I’ve seen he is an exciting talent,” “He’s a bit raw at times.” “But, if we can coach him and point him in the right direction, then I think he’s got a big future.”
“He will be a part of my plans this season and will be training with us on a full-time basis now.” “I’ve told him and the likes of Andy Carroll that it’s up to them to force their way into the first-team.”
“But, although I’ve only worked with Nile for two weeks, I can see that he’s got great potential.”
Well we suppose if anybody can recognize a good striker when he sees one it, has to be Alan and with youngsters like Carroll and Ranger, we could have the future two strikers at the club, already in place.
We expect Nile to make his first team debut before the end of the season, and Newcastle fans will certainly want to take a look at him at St. James’ Park.
Looks like the Newcastle youth policy, first put in place by Mike Ashley a year last January, has made huge strides this season, about the only area of the club that has.