Newcastle have lots of excellent youngsters on board already, with the likes of Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid and James Tavernier, to mention just six of our top youngsters.
Sammy Ameobi in training – whoops!
Newcastle still hope to make three big signings this summer, but manager Alan Pardew said yesterday it could be as long as two weeks before any new players arrive through the door at Newcastle, so we suppose we;’ll have to be just a little patient.
Certainly Newcastle’s hoped to get Luuk de Jong, Douglas and Mathieu Debuchy through the door quickly but that has failed, and the Magpies have already given up on the Dutch 21 year-old striker.
But we also have to remember that any one of our top youngsters can come through big time this season, and certainly manager Pardew says he will give the young lads every chance.
“There is nothing fans cheer more than when a young player has come through the ranks.” ’We have players with great potential. I could spend six or seven million on someone who isn’t better than these if they realize that.”
“We could make a big error thinking we can get someone better than them.” ’The priority for this club is the Premier League and I’ve said that from day one, that’s where our aspirations are. The cups are our second priority, all the cups, and they will get chances in those.”
It’s also interesting to hear Alan say that the Premier League is the major priority this year, after last season he put more emphasis on the Cups, as a means to potentially have Newcastle win something for the first time in 43 years.
We kind of liked that idea.
What do you think?