Newcastle Have Signed Impressive Young Spanish Striker


Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has lots of connections in Spain and is told about the good up-and-coming youngsters who are coming through at all levels of the game in his home country.

And there have been various reports in the Spanish press over the last 24 hours that we have reached an agreement to sign 17 year-old striker Juan Jesús Nunez Cumbrera – also known simply as Juanito – from third division club Recreativo de Huelva.

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Rafa Benitez and coaches at Newcastle

There are at least two known references to the deal – one is on the web-site futbol.as, which states that the promising young player will join Newcastle and will start to train in the Reserves side – presumably that’s with Peter Beardsley’s Development Group.

At 17 that’s even a step up from the usual team he would play for – the Newcastle U18 side.

They report the player is being sold because of the poor financial position of the club, but that the new Directors at the club will try to keep their young players in the future.

The other web-site we know of reporting the deal is Albiazules, a fan website.

The third division side have already let David Afonso leave for Barcelona and Adri leave for Cadiz CF this season, so their fans are not too happy they are also losing Juanito to Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez is keen to bring in players who are ready to challenge for a first team spot at the club.

But he is also on the lookout for top young players in Europe who Newcastle can bring in and coach to hopefully become first team players at Newcastle in the future.

It’s a policy that Mike Ashley started when Chris Mort was the Chairman back in January, 2008 but the club have been unsuccessful in bringing young players through to the first team and most of them have simply left the club.

With Rafa on board we are hoping the quality of young players brought into the club will subsequently improve and the policy can become a successful one.

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27 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t really make a useful comment on this story, will it be a good signing if it happens ?, time will tell.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #2

    The Academy team needs to be in the top division to possibly lead youth players on a pathway to the first team.

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t suppose he would have cost too much, so not a huge gamble,
    but there are not many Spanish strikers who can adapt to the
    physical demands of the PL.

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #4

    I keep wondering how Toney is getting on.
    He’s picked up 10 yellow cards so far this season!

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa bingo. Tough one this, with Forest waiting on Friday and the yellow card situation.

    Sels

    Yedders Lascelles Clark Lazaar

    Shelvey Colback

    Ritchie Diame The Gouff

    Gayle

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  • Spoof

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Bobby

    I’ve just read an article about 10 mins ago where it said that Colback still hasn’t recovered from the eye problem which kept him out at the weekend so he has been ruled out for tonight’s game.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve heard of this kid before but can’t recall where from or how. Maybe in an England youth game playing for Spain, which might be right. I know he impressed me but not remembering where is bugging me.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Spoof, no biggie mate, I never win anyway! 🙂

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Spoof – good info on Colback?

    Or are you living up to your name?!!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone know if Snodgrass is playing. He’s the danger man for them , he makes them tick in attack and can score from anywhere particularly free kicks.

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  • mickybraham

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Rafa Bingo

    Might miss a trick not going for the obvious. However, going to submit a slightly more speculative 11 for this evening.

    Sels
    Yedlin Mbemba Lacselles Lazaar
    Hayden Shelvey
    Atsu Diame Gouffran
    Gayle

    🙂

    Anyone in the Bamburgh for the Beamback this evening?

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  • MadisonToon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Confirmed Rafa bingo

    Sels
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Diame Gouffran
    Gayle

    Should be full strength or about as full strength as we get. Anita might bugger this but that’s about the only other option I think he’ll go with. Atsu could be in but he got his nod last game.

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #14

    betty –

    The NUFC dot com site lists Hull City suspended/injured as:
    Sam Clucas is suspended and Allan McGregor, Alex Bruce, Greg Luer, Brian Lenihan, Moses Odubajo, Will Keane, Shaun Maloney, Abel Hernandez and Ryan Mason are all absent due to injury or illness.
    That’s quite an injury list – but maybe not all are 1st team regulars.

    Snodgras isn’t listed, so I assume he’s available, but whether
    or not he plays is still speculation.

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  • Sav

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Murphy could start for us, He’ll be a handful if he does.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Toonincheek……. Thanks for that. Let’s hope he picks up an injury today..

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Hulls side is so depleted if it were a school game they’d have to borrow a couple of ours!
    Was a Hull journalist on the radio saying that Hull won’t be resting players because they don’t have the players to bring in, Phelans 16 match day squad is pretty much his whole squad

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  • Goofy

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Foud these oversea channels on nufc.com for tonights game.
    beIN Sport 2 Australia
    beIN Sports Connect Canada/USA
    beIN Sports Mena 8/12 HD
    EuroSport 2 Denmark
    SuperSport 7 (Za)
    SuperSport Maximo 2

    Anybody know if any of theses channels are on Mobdro or Kodi?

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  • dannitoon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #19

    All are on kodi via various addons

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  • G

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Goofy, don’t know about Modbro, seems very temperamental tonight, but there will be streams on Kodi, just a case of slowly looking through all the Sports Pluggins in the hope of finding a working stream.

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  • Spoof

    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #21

    jayphoto@17

    If that’s the case then it could be to there advantage, as we witnessed on Saturday too many changes can be counter-productive as you can lose some cohesion and fluidity, that will not be the case with Hull if that journo is correct as they will be pretty much forced into playing there strongest side again, on form we must have a chance but even so they are a PL side who proved to be too good for the championship last season and as we all know, form can be thrown out of the window when it comes to cup matches, this should be a tough game for both sides however with the protests going on down their a good start for us could quickly see their fans turn on them, that could be a great help to us, and hopefully with them being PL at home they will come at us which does seem to suit us a bit more than the park the bus sides do.

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  • Goofy

    Nov 29, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #22

    @G, Dannitoon
    Thanks. Njm soccer and Zem seem to be the best 2, hopefully it’ll be on one of them. Mobdro would’ve been a better option so i could stream it to the Chromecast in the bedroom to stop the wife from moaning 😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 29, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m going to be inconsolable if my only wrong choice is Sels, I forgot all about him being the choice for cup games 🙁

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 29, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Rafa bingo lineup.

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Atsu Diame Gouffran
    Gayle

    I’m being pessimistic today, normally think we’ll win, but not today. 2 -1 defeat.
    Hope I’m wrong though – no abuse please.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #25

    MT

    I’m more concerned about how we fare at Forest. The League has to be the priority for me. Of course, a win tonight would do wonders for morale.

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  • Spoof

    Nov 29, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail

    I think it will be Darlow, after resting so many at the weekend I seriously believe that he will play what he feels is his strongest side, for me he played the cup side on Saturday but still kept Darlow in it, the way I read it is that Rafa feels he can take risks in the league and still win it so he can rest his top men in readiness for what he feels is the more important cup match, and Darlow does seem to be his number one keeper so I think he will play.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 29, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Sels
    Anita Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Shelvey Hayden
    Ritchie Diame Goofy
    Gayle

    That’s my guess

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