Rafa Benitez After Talented Young England Star Striker


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.

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15 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 17, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Did someone mention this link the other day?

    How much does these young prospects cost these days…always nice with some great players to develope!

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  • Jack Root

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Conte has shown no interest in developing young players. Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathan Aké , Ola Aina and Kenedy. They made just two Premier League starts between them, while £28 million signing Michy Batshuayi only started one game. Whilst judging by their recent transfer activity this isn’t going to change.
    I commented last night on Ashley’s very clear wish that our academy becomes a significant source of talent. Not just as a means of achieving self sufficiency but unlike Chelsea to develop our own to play in the Premiership. Let’s try looking at the positives as well as the negatives of Ashley owning our club.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Chelsea do bring in a lot of players to develop, they just rely on feeder clubs and other clubs to give them the experience on higher level that they require…

    I think last season Chelsea had more then 20 players out on loan…

    Even Abrahams has surpassed our own Armstrong and Solanke was probably always miles ahead.

    I am not a fan of how they do it, but they have a focus on development, but let other clubs do it for them

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  • Mag52

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Jack,

    Easy to see the positives in this, although with the likes of Arsenal, Man.U., and Everton sniffing around the chances of us getting this young talent can’t be that high.
    The negative is the message we sent out recently with he sale of young Gibson. Just the sort of talented youngster we needed to hold on to and develop.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Jack Root, the archetypal grinning idiot supporter, as much to blame for the current fiasco as any other guilty party.

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  • Yorkshire Magpie

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Overrated stop being a dick, development from a well established youth system is the only way we will be able to move up the ladder and become a top 6 team again. look at how Spurs have developed there team. they cant compete with man u, city and Chelsea so they have bought young talent and developed them. giving young players a chance. if we don’t have the talent already there then we need to look for the best young talent we can get. don’t call someone an idiot because they can see a plan for the next 10 years and all you can see how does that help on Sunday?

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  • Jack Root

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Mag52
    We didn’t sell him. We just didn’t create the environment for him to want to stay.
    Rafa is clearly buying in to the idea.
    When it. Ones to youth development the times they are a changing.
    Ashley has acknowledged the mistakes now let’s focus on the fire development of our club under Rafa.
    Nothing is going to change immediately.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Honourable intentions Yorkshire, but hollow words given our history under Ashley. Do you really think he is intent on investing for a successful team in five years time? The more you bend over and take it, the easier it gets son.

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  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #9

    The overrated Frenchman
    Comment #5
    Jack Root, the archetypal grinning idiot supporter, as much to blame for the current fiasco as any other guilty party.

    That is so confontational and stupid as to be quite concerning.
    I hope there are no sharp impmlements near you Frenchman
    You clearly have big issues.

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  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Aha
    Ding
    Realisation dawns
    Sunderland only manage a draw v Sheff Wed last night and fall to sixth place – then ToF pops up with his bitterness hours later – after being missing for weeks.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 17, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #11

    I’ll be fine Jib. I’m sitting back watching the implosion with an air of indifference. This is not the club I grew up supporting. It’s a circus act. I worry more about you and the other simple souls who populate this blog, who still have some sort of forlorn hope that it will all turn out for the best. Good luck, mate, I think you’ll need it.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 17, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Isn’t the Sunderland thing getting a bit tired Jib? I mean, I realise you’re shallow and incapable of much in the way of complex argument, but seriously, is that it?

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  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #13

    The overrated Frenchman
    Comment #11

    This is not the club I grew up supporting.

    Correct

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 17, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #14

    OK Jib. I’m a Sunderland supporter. So that will make the imminent failure of Ashkey’s regime all the sweeter for me. Are you happy now?

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  • Jack Root

    Aug 17, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Good Luck to all Toon fans waiting on their A Level results.
    HWTL

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