Newcastle have just confirmed on their website the signings of forwards Rosaire Longelo, and Yannick Toure, who have joined from West Ham United and Young Boys respectively.
They will become part of the U23 side managed this season by Ben Dawson.
Here is the tweet put out by Newcastle showing Yannick Toure with Rafa.
Newcastle’s under-23s kick off their PL2 campaign at @WBA tomorrow, and the club can confirm the signings of youngsters Yannick Toure and Rosaire Longelo.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 12, 2018
And here’s some information put out about the players on the Newcastle website:
Newcastle United have completed the signings of youngsters Yannick Toure and Rosaire Longelo.
Toure, 17, and Longelo, 18, will both link up with Ben Dawson’s U-23 squad, who kick off their Premier League 2 Division Two campaign at West Bromwich Albion on Monday afternoon.
The Magpies saw off competition from a string of other clubs to land frontman Toure, who has arrived on Tyneside from Swiss outfit Young Boys.
Although he was born in Senegal, Toure has represented Switzerland at youth level, and scored twice on his U-17 debut against Austria a year ago.
Wide-man Longelo, meanwhile, joins the Magpies from West Ham United, where he spent the last decade.
He figured once for the Hammers’ second string last time out, and also netted twice in 12 appearances for the East Londoners’ U-18s.
18-year-old winger Longelo spent ten years at the Hammers and became a graduate of their youth system after progressing through the ranks.
17-year-old striker Toure was not short of admirers as it is also said that he had interest from elsewhere, while Longelo has spent time on trial with the Magpies.
It’s always positive when we sign some good up-and-coming teenagers to the club.
We hope both of these can become first team players in the years ahead.
That’s what we need.