We were wondering what the status of top young center back Remie Streete was – as the youngster turned 18 earlier this month – and it’s good news on the lad who has been injured for the last nine months.
Remie Streete – fit again after nine months out with ankle injury
It seems the 18 year-old is now fit to return to full training on Monday, and the 6’2″ youngster, the son of former Wolves player Floyd Streete, is certainly one for the future at Newcastle.
The South Shields youngster has been out with an ankle injury for nine months, and is one of the brightest young prospects at Newcastle United, along with striker Adam Campbell.
Remie won the inaugural Jack Hixon award last year, named in memory of the scout who discovered Alan Shearer, and earlier this year was the recipient of the Wor Jackie Award.
That’s given out to the best Newcastle U18 player each year, and is named after the great number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn – who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United in his career.
It seems that Streete had been so impressive playing for both the Newcastle U18s and Reserve teams last season, that Alan Pardew was going to have him train with the first team, but his ankle injury stopped that.
But when he is fit again, we could see this lad quickly join the first team squad – and who knows – he could even get into the first team 18 squad before the end of the season.
The youngster was born in South Shields, and he reminds us a lot of Steven Taylor, when the Whitley Bay lad was the same age, and of course Steven went on to captain the England U21 side.
We think Remie has the same potential as Steven had, and don’t be surprised if this lad is making his debut in the Newcastle first team within a year or so.
We’ll continue to watch out for Remie, as he makes progress through the ranks at Newcastle, but now is a great opportunity for the 18 year-old to show what he’s made of – since we currently have only three experienced center-backs – and Steven Taylor is out until February.
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