There have been some rave reports about 17 year-old South Shields born Callum Roberts – and he has just been called up to Alan Pardew’s senior squad.
Callum Roberts – 17 year-old winger/striker
Callum is even younger than Adam Armstrong and another local lad who doesn’t turn 18 until next April – so he could be another top youngster coming through the ranks on Tyneside – and we certainly hope that’s the case.
This is what the 17 year-old has tweeted about his call-up:
“Absolutely buzzing to be in the first team squad tomorrow against QPR.”
Alan Pardew has basically rewarded the youngster because of his outstanding performances for the U21 side this season, and he will get to experience of what it means to be part of the first team squad on a match-day.
This is what’s on Newcastle’s web-site about Callum:
His brightly colored boots aren’t the only eye-catching aspect of Callum Roberts’ game – his goalscoring record for the U-18s in 2012/13 while still at school certainly stood out and last season he stepped up to the under-21 squad, with a goal at Anfield among his career highlights so far.
A huge fan of Lionel Messi, Callum regularly watches videos of the Barcelona man in action to try and replicate his skills while he also admires Cristiano Ronaldo and Newcastle’s own Hatem Ben Arfa.
With United since the age of eight, Roberts attended Churchill Community College and played for Whitley Bay Sproggs.
We seem to be getting a number of good youngsters coming through this season at Newcastle – and long may it continue.
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