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Entries Tagged as 'Development squad'

Newcastle Now Linked With Left-Back Target

July 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments

There are reports that Newcastle are interested in signing Walsall’s 19 year-old England U-19 International left-back, Rico Henry. Rafa Benitez is keen to add not only to the first team squad this summer, but to pick up some very promising youngsters for Peter Beardsley’s Development squad. Those younger players can then be developed in the […]

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Tags: Development squad · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

This Can Only Be Good News For Newcastle Youngsters

July 9th, 2016 · 7 Comments

27 year-old Argentine International left-back Emiliano Insua was only 18 when Rafa Benitez handed him his first team debut for Liverpool against Portsmouth back on 28th April 2007. Insua is full of praise for Rafa in an exclusive interview on that he gave earlier this week. The left-back is now plying his trade at Stuttgart […]

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Tags: Coaching · Development squad · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

A Glowing Reference For Newcastle’s New Signing

July 8th, 2016 · 45 Comments

Journalist for the Spanish newspaper AS and Atletico Madrid expert Patricia Cazon has been interviewed in the Chronicle  today and he gives an assessment of Newcastle’s new signing – 31 year-old Spanish full-back Jesus Gamez. Jesus was announced around mid-day today and became Rafa Benitez’ fourth signing of the summer and the first defender signed. Gamez was […]

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Newcastle Sign 20 Year-Old Whiz Kid And Top Young Defender

July 8th, 2016 · 10 Comments

Newcastle United have announced the signing of forward 20 year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and he will join Peter Beardsley’s Development squad – so he is one for the future. Yasin was announced by the club as a part of a double signing, with Scotland Under-21 international center-back Stuart Findlay also announced as joining the club; Stuart […]

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Tags: Development squad · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Stuart Findlay · Yasin Ben El-Mhanni

Benitez Admits There’s A Problem With Adam Armstrong

July 7th, 2016 · 18 Comments

This is a key preseason for 19 year-old Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong, as the local lad tries to show Rafa Benitez that he is good enough for the Newcastle first team. But Adam suffered a knee injury playing for the England U19 team in Mexico a few weeks ago and it turns out he is still […]

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