As we go through this summer’s transfer window, Rafa Benitez will want to bring in younger players to augment Peter Beardsley’s U23 squad.
The aim is to bring in young players into the club before they are fully developed and then have Rafa’s extended coaching staff develop them into top players and hopefully, a number of them make the first team squad and the first team.
That’s the goal, but it’s always difficult to spot which young players are the ones who can make it to the very top.
With that in mind, Newcastle has been linked today with a move for England U-20 star striker George Hirst.
George has played for the England U17, U18, and U20 sides and is also attracting interest from Premier League clubs Leicester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Everton.
He plays for his home town club Sheffield Wednesday and signed his first professional forms only last year and is said to be available for around £2M.
George Hirst – Owls top young England U20 striker
The 18-year-old is already 6ft 3ins tall and probably still growing.
He’s played twice for the Owls first team and would seem to be a good acquisition for Newcastle.
It would be very nice if we can beat the other clubs to his signature. – we need more top youngsters at the club and establish Newcastle UNited as a club on its way back to greatness under Rafa Benitez.
We need more top youngsters at the club to help establish Newcastle United as a club on its way back to greatness under Rafa Benitez.
What do you think?