Newcastle’s 19 year-old London-born striker Nile Ranger, was delighted today to sign another new deal with Newcastle United, that keeps him on Tyneside, until 2016, when he will be 25 years old.
Terrific shot of a smiling Nile Ranger today, after signing new deal
It was in April of last year that Nile signed his last deal for Newcastle, and it goes to show the improvement the 19 year-old has made since then, that the club have been anxious both to improve and extend his contract once again, and it now runs until June of 2016.
Most of us thought Nile would be sent out on loan this season, with Leon Best arriving at the club last January, and Nile getting very few chances in the first team through the end of last season.
But it seems that Nile has forced his way up the pecking order at Newcastle, and when he came on against Chelsea last Sunday, he looked a real handful, and made two exciting runs at the Chelsea defense, that seemed to scare the living daylights out of their defenders. It was great to watch. 😀
To say he’s an exciting player is probably an understatement, because the 6’2″ Nile has great speed coupled with tremendous power.
And after his signing ceremony today, the 19 year-old seemed simply ecstatic at signing the new deal:
“I’m absolutely buzzing.” “I’m loving it at Newcastle. I really feel I can develop here and I can only learn from some of the players here.”
“The fans have been great with me from day one, and even though I’d spent my whole life down south until I came here, this feels like home now.”
And with the second signing of the day (Mike Williamson also signed a new improved deal through June, 2016), manager Chris Hughton was smiling like a Cheshire cat, as he talked about the youngster:
“Nile is a young player who is improving all the time. It’s less than 18 months since he made his first-team debut and he’s coming on in leaps and bounds.”
“Just as we have already done with Andy Carroll, we’re keen to keep our young talent at this football club and agreeing such a long-term deal with Nile is good news for all concerned.”
” We look forward to helping him to mature and become a key player for us in the future.”
Since Newcastle are bringing through their young players at the club it’s important that we have a good coaching staff, and it seems the manager is very adept at improving the play of our players. Chris seems an excellent teacher – a coach in the real sense of the word.
The way he’s brought along players like Carroll, Simpson, Williamson and Ranger, to name only a few, augers well for the future of the Newcastle club under Chris Hughton’s stewardship.
Nile has so far appeared 39 times for Newcastle with 3 goals, and the lad doesn’t turn 20 until next April – have we got a winner on our hands or have we got a winner on our hands.