6 Wonderkids that represent the future of Newcastle United

By on January 7, 2011 - 187 views

In our new series we will guide you through the hotly-tipped talents from some of the biggest clubs around the world. First up, Clean Sheets takes you through the doors of Newcastle United and finds out what the future holds for the Toon Army.

Shane Ferguson – A vital part of Newcastle’s joint-top reserve team (ahead of both Manchester United and Manchester City), this tiggerish left-back is starting to make a name for himself on Tyneside.

The Northern Island international featured in the victories over Accrington and Chelsea in the Carling Cup and impressed the travelling Geordies with his bottomless tank of energy.

Tamas Kadar – The Vidic-style centre-back has a zinger of a left foot and a keen eye for goal. At just 20-years-old, his no nonsense approach to tackling has seen him hotly tipped. Nonetheless, under Chris Hughton, he never got given a chance at Premier League action.

He featured 16 times last term to help Newcastle back to the Premier League. Notable clean sheets away at Sheffield United and Doncaster steered Newcastle to the title.

Nile Ranger – Ranger may have been warming the bench in the current first team squad for quite some time but Newcastle supporters have high hopes for this youngster.

Few players on Tynside have as much determination as this lad has (the Koscielny sending-off at the Emirates comes to mind), and at just 19, Ranger has a bright career ahead of him. Good news for fans of the Toon, he’s tied down until 2016!

Sammy Ameobi – Just recently made the move to the reserve team after an eight month spell out injured.

Shola’s brother racked up 10 goals for the acdeamy and reserves in 22 starts last season.

Samuel Adjei – Newcastle paid a significant fee two years ago for this Swedish whizkid and ever since he’s enjoyed a successful spell with the academy and reserves. Labelled an “extraordinary talent,” so watch this space.

Yven Moyo – Spicy little left-winger whose time with the French U18’s has had a number of top teams keeping their eyes peeled.

Manchester United showed an interest but the Frenchman signed a four-year deal after a trial with the Geordies and hasn’t looked back since.

He’s been working hard in the academy and hopefully soon can prove he’s ready to step up to the big league. We can already hear the chant Moyo to the tune of ‘No Limits’ coming from the Gallowgate.

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Steve Morris

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