Newcastle Announce New Additions To Their Academy

Newcastle, Six Sports

Newcastle have welcomed nine teenagers into their development squad. They will now play in their youth teams with the hopes of eventually signing a professional contract.

Johnny Emerson is the standout name among them. He made his under-21s debut against Watford in the Premier League Cup in December at the ripe age of 16.

Lewis Miley, U-18 skipper Jamie Miley’s younger brother, has also been offered a scholarship. Rory and Harry Powell, Josh Donaldson, Dylan Charlton, Scott Bailey, Darren Palmer, and Carter Milmore are also among those inducted into the youth squad of Newcastle.

Jordan Hackett will also join after being released by Tottenham Hotspur. According to the Spurs website was born in London and made 22 appearances for the club’s under-18s side over the last two seasons. He has remained a regular in the squad.

Newcastle also beat off stiff competition to sign young Galway United defender Alex Murphy. Meanwhile, Kilmarnock’s highly rated Charlie McArthur is also on the way.

In a statement released on their website, Newcastle welcomed the new scholars to the club. The youngsters will formally join in July once they finish their school education.

Academy Director, Steve Harper, welcomes the new under-17 scholars and looks forward to working with them and helping them develop over the next two years. The youngsters will join the Magpies on a full-time basis in July after leaving school in the summer, with the aim of earning a professional contract on Tyneside.

Newcastle In The Transfer Market

Newcastle have been busy making moves in the transfer market. Their January window, the first after the Saudi takeover was a great success. They are continuing to sign top players, as they got Nick Pope from Burnley. 

They further shored up their defence with Sven Botman from Lille. It was a long, drawn-out saga with Newcastle competing with AC Milan for his signature. The Magpies emerged successful.

Now, they are also investing in long-term growth by signing with academy prospects too. If their trajectory continues, they can be a club to reckon with in the near future soon.

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