Newcastle had included an Yven Moyo as a sub last night for the Reserves in their 2-1 win at Wolves, and we had surmised that Yven may be at Newcastle and we put out a report to that effect earlier today.
Yven Moyo – on the right – signed for Newcastle on 4 year deal
Reports in France have now said that Newcastle have completed the signing of the 18 year-old left winger from French Ligue 1 side Sochaux, for an undisclosed fee, but nothing official has yet come from the club.
As we reported this morning, the promising youngster caught the attention of Manchester United as a 16-year-old, and even this summer there were reports that Alex Ferguson was still interested in taking him to Old Trafford.
And he is understood to have signed a four-year contract with Newcastle, and as we said earlier today, make no mistake about it – this lad is a very highly rated youngster in France.
The reported capture of Yves underlines the new Newcastle commitment to youth – and signing great young players and coaching them to the top, while at the Newcastle club.
Much better than having to pay out £20M for the finished article, that’s for sure, and it all sounds good to us.
We assume the French reports are true.