There’s no doubt that two of Newcastle top youngsters at the moment are 19 year-old Gael Bigirimana and 18 year-old local lad Adam Campbell.
Gael Bigirimana – after scoring great goal against Wigan
Gael was signed from Coventry a year ago for £1M, and he made an impressive 25 appearances for Newcastle last season with one terrific goal against Wigan.
And Adam Campbell became the youngest player to ever play in Europe for Newcastle, when he came on as a sub at Atromitos last August, and Alan Pardew had him on the bench for the last few games of the season, and he made 5 appearances for the side in total last season.
One reason James Perch was sold earlier this week to Wigan was because Gael can play very well in defensive midfield, and the England U20 International will be pushing for a starting place next season, as he continues to learn the ropes quickly on Tyneside.
Adam Campbell – small in stature but could become big player
And Adam Campbell was impressive in training last season, and certainly manager Alan Pardew has high hopes for the North Shields born teenager, and Adam should get a lot more first team appearances next season.
With his quickness, skill and eye for goal, Campbell will give Newcastle another option up front next season, and that’s what we need, as we found it difficult to score goals last season, after Demba Ba had left in January.
Here’s Bigi’s great goal against Wigan at St. James’ Park last season, just to remind us of how good this lad can become.
If Newcastle are to do well next season, then we’ll need to see both teenagers coming though big time on Tyneside.
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