It is essential for any club to have players coming through the ranks, so a club doesn’t always have to spend big money to build a top side.
It’s one of the tenets of Rafa’s blueprint for the club and in the 11 long and difficult years we have had Mike Ashley as the owner we haven’t had too many youngsters come through to the first team.
Paul Dummett is the current shining example of a local lad who has come through the ranks to become a first-team regular and Dummett continues to improve under Rafa’s guidance.
One youngster who could do that is 19-year-old Mo Sangare, who is held in high regard at the club and plays in central midfield and is a powerful player.
Mo Sangare – 19-year-old central midfield player
Mo came through a trial last year before he signed a contract with Newcastle and last season he played 14 times for the U23 side with 2 goals and an assist.
He was initially with Accrington Stanley.
Newcastle U23 coach Ben Dawson has said this about the 19-year-old playmaker:
“Mo Sangare has started to step up to another level. He still has a lot of work to do in terms of game understanding.”
“He is so powerful that he often isn’t set. It looks at times like he’s sloppy but he’s got that much power.”
“If we can get a little bit more quality out of him and a little bit more game understanding, we will see where that takes him.”
There’s an article in the Chronicle today about the Liberian.
He posted himself in a Rangers shirt on social media with the caption ‘pre-season ready.’
But Sangare then quickly cleared up the matter by posting:
“The Rangers top is for my lil brother, nothing change @NUFC. Howay the lads.”
The last thing we want is to lose more of our young talented players.
Newcastle have to bring talented youngsters to Newcastle and keep them at the club as the coaching staff brings some of them though to become first team regulars.
That’s the goal.