Newcastle United will announce the signing of an unnamed Southampton academy star in the coming days, claims Premier League insider John Wenham.
The Lowdown: Big change
The Magpies have undergone big changes since the arrival of Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi at St. James’ Park, finally putting some focus on the academy, having added to their talent pool already this summer.
This illustrates a major departure from Mike Ashley’s attitude towards the behind-the-scenes running of the club, where youth investment was neglected.
The Latest: Announcement soon
Wenham, an insider most regularly known for breaking Tottenham news, has now shared a revelation of Newcastle’s latest activity within the transfer market.
Speaking with Football Insider, who call the reporter a ‘youth football expert’, he claimed: “I don’t know the name but I know Newcastle have picked up a 16-year-old Southampton boy on £6,500-per-week.
“That’s fairly interesting because it shows the club are developing away from the first team and investing in the academy.
“I think the announcement will come in the coming days, before the end of the week.
“On that money, now, over a three-year deal, that’s £1million. On that money, you have made it, regardless of what you do in the game.“
The Verdict: Well-run club
Whilst Newcastle’s owners have been focusing on what Eddie Howe needs on the pitch, the fact they have taken the time to deviate away and make changes to the academy illustrates just how well they have taken charge of developments at St. James’ Park.
Are you happy with Staveley and Ghodoussi at Newcastle?
With the Tyneside outfit looking to progress towards European football in the next few years, the club will be looking to improve all aspects to ensure that they maintain this status for seasons to come.
Therefore, the news surrounding youth additions can only be a positive sign for Toon fans.
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