Newcastle United journalist for The Athletic Chris Waugh has been left buzzing over the news that Elliot Anderson has signed a new contract.
The Lowdown: New deal signed
As per the official website of the St. James’ Park outfit, Anderson has signed a new long-term contract.
The 19-year-old has already made four appearances for the senior team over all competitions so far this season, and has now been rewarded for his breakthrough with a shiny new deal.
The Latest: Waugh buzzing
Taking to Twitter shortly after the news was announced, Waugh was left buzzing, claiming this is a ‘huge positive’ for the North East club:
“Huge positive for #NUFC as they tie down the most promising talent to emerge from their academy in years. Elliot Anderson has signed a new “long-term” contract. Howe rightly declares that “our supporters will be especially pleased”.”
The Verdict: Big boost
It is no doubt a big boost for the Tynesiders to tie down one of their own in Anderson, who as Waugh claims, is the ‘most promising’ talent to emerge from their academy in a long time.
At youth level, the attacking midfielder scored a staggering 23 goals and made a further eight assists in 54 matches in total, and has been rewarded with six appearances for the senior side (Transfermarkt).
He also impressed while on loan at Bristol Rovers last season, netting eight times and supplying five assists (Transfermarkt), helping them secure promotion.
Nonetheless, the new contract is richly deserved, and will no doubt delight the Toon Army that Anderson is part of the long-term project.
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