One of the best young players at Newcastle, 17 year-old Adam Campbell, will be part of the first team squad at Cardiff City tomorrow, and he could get some playing time, depending on how the game goes.
Adam Campbell – says he’s in first team squad for Cardiff game tomorrow
This is a great move by Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, and ever since he’s been on Tyneside, Alan has shown that if you’re good enough you’re old enough, and that has not gone unnoticed by our many top youngsters at the club.
Campbell was the Player of the Tournament in the recent Milk Cup when Newcastle reached the final, only to be beaten 3-0 by Brazilian team Desportivo Brazil, but Adam scored six goals in that tournament.
We did a piece on the 17 year-old striker in late July, and he’s already an England U17 International.
Adam was born in North Shields and joined Newcastle in 2002 when he was 7 years old – and he’s now being watched by some top clubs, including Manchester City.
In 2010 in the Manchester United Premier Cup, Adam was voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) by coaches of other clubs, and that award was previously won by the likes of Carlos Tévez, Andreas Iniesta and Fernando Torres – all turned out to be world class players.
In March Alan Pardew had this to say about one of Newcastle’s best young prospects:
“I thought we excelled actually to get to the quarter-finals.” “We were disappointed our young England boy didn’t play in Ginger – Adam Campbell – we have high hopes for him.”
Adam tweeted the news earlier today that he was part of the squad, and it would be good to see him in action tomorrow, and he may well be fast tracked into the first team squad, if he keeps impressing like he’s been doing at Newcastle.
Maybe we have a world-class striker in the making at Newcastle – maybe – but we certainly hope so!