Newcastle May Have Top Teenager In Their Ranks

There´s some very interesting news over the last 24 hours that Newcastle are about to fast track Gideon Adu-Peprah to the first team after the 17 year-old left back was signed in the summer from Manchester City.

The 17-year-old left-back signed for the Magpies on a free transfer and has played two games for the Newcastle U-21 side since he arrived.

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17 year-old Gideon Adu-Peprah looking good at Newcastle

One of Newcastle weaknesses in defense is both at center back and left back and Newcastle may look to bring in a top left back in January with Haidara and Dummett vying for the left-back position but both picking up a number of injuries in their careers.

They are currently both out injured and of course Kevin Mbabu played an excellent game on his Premier League debut at left back for us against Chelsea last Saturday – so Kevin has a big chance to stay in the team if he can continue to play so well.

The Ghana-born Adu-Peprah signed on for two years at Newcastle and can play at both left back and center back.

The teenager is making rapid progress moving up from the U-18 squad to the U-21 squad in a short time frame.

Gideon picked up a slight injury after only 20 minutes while playing for the U-21 side against Swansea last Monday at Whitley Park, but the injury is not thought to be a serious one.

Steve McClaren was at that game so it´s a pity he didn´t get to have a longer look at the teenager who is getting good press for his performances so far this season.

We may have a young star on our hands here.

Hope so.

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