Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Niall Brookwell from Liverpool, who will join their Academy, according to the official website of the Magpies.
Indeed, the deal was reportedly done last month as the Toon beat bitter rivals Sunderland as well as fellow Premier League clubs Burnley and Crystal Palace to his signature, but now the Tyneside club have confirmed the capture of the Reds prospect.
Speaking to nufc.co.uk, Chris Hogg, the lead player development coach for the club’s U23 side, said that Brookwell “has some good habits and a real good work ethic.”
Hogg also claimed that “he seems to be a good character” as well as “a good personality.”
These are all good qualities to have for a youngster who will now be looking to be a success at youth level so that he can eventually break into the first-team under Steve Bruce at NUFC.
Indeed, Brookwell had played in 21 games in all competitions for LFC at youth level over the last three seasons, scoring a total of four goals and making a further three assists, as per Transfermarkt.
The Englishman has also shown his versatility by being able to play in a number of different roles on the pitch, which may come handy later on down the line in his career.
At just 18 years of age as well, Brookwell still has a lot of time to grow and develop as a football player and perhaps learn from some of the players in the current first-team squad.
Will Brookwell make it into the Newcastle first-team squad?
Nevertheless, this may turn out to be a good bit of business from Newcastle ahead of the new 2020/21 campaign that is not too far away.
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