Youngster Joe White has been a revelation in Newcastle United’s academy setup, with board officials finally deciding to tie him down on a professional contract.
The attacking midfielder, who has spearheaded Newcastle’s under-18s for the last two seasons, had earned the opportunity to sign on the dotted line, with many associates lauding him up as something particularly special.
Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle [08:59], former Leeds United player and grandfather of White, Peter Hampton, has put particular emphasis on the attacker’s naturally gifted footballing ability.
“He’s very talented technically,” Hampton said.
“For me, he’s got a range of passing that I’ve not seen, and that many people don’t have.
“Many don’t have the ability to play the passes which he plays, and with a bit of luck, he might have a decent future.
“He’s fortunate that he’s got some great attributes; a left foot which is second to none, a good physique and in a couple of years I think he will develop into a really strong player – he’s about 6 ft 1.”
Indeed, the statistics back up Hampton’s point, with White already netting a goal and an assist in just 360 minutes in Premier League 2 so far this season, as per Transfermarkt.
It appears that White has come on leaps and bounds since impressing last season, building on a rock-solid foundation of skill, with the Magpies rewarding the teenager with a professional contract.
If Hampton’s comments are to believed, St. James’ Park could have another star in the making.
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