It’s been one hell of a rollercoaster ride this year for the Newcastle United fans. As well as a nice upturn in league position, the fans have been treated to some youth players coming through the system. For such a footballing hotbed, the Geordie faithful aren’t used to seeing homegrown prospects flourish in the first-team, so it’s certainly a novelty.
Indeed, with players like Sean Longstaff proving that Newcastle United have a bright future ahead of them, we look at a couple of players who can look to set St. James Park alight in the coming seasons.
Don’t fear, Geordies. There are more out there. Signings not been rolling through the door these days, but the youngsters can.
Callum Roberts has recently gone out on loan to League two side Colchester United in order to gain some first-team football. However, this season, in the Newcastle under 23 side, he is proving to be a real star of Newcastle United’s future.
Having scored 9 goals and bagging 6 assists in the Premier League 2, the 21-year-old forward is showing the youth coaches, and, more importantly, Rafa Benitez that he is a player that can handle the youth leagues to be relied on to score a goal.
Having only recently moved to League 2, it will be interesting to see how the young Englishman handles the lower leagues. If he is to perform well, he may just be a name on the Newcastle team sheet next season.
Elias Sörensen has proven to be one of the main features for the Newcastle Under 23s. Bagging himself 12 goals in 14 Premier League 2 games, the dazzling young Dane has certainly been showing potential to become one of the Premier League’s deadliest strikers.
Considering the Magpies have been reliant on Joselu at times this season, that’s exciting.
Indeed, his good form earned him a loan move to Blackpool to get first-team football and try and prove his worth in what is a really tough League 1.
The 19-year-old centre forward has shown incredible strength and pace in the lower leagues and youth games, and will certainly be one to watch in the future for Newcastle and the Danish national team alike.