Newcastle United signed 17-year-old defender – Newcastle, which is expected to aim for the championship in the coming years, has strengthened its squad with a very young name.
Newcastle United, which is expected to be ambitious for the Premier League championship next season after being bought by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, made its first transfer before the 2022-2023 season.
Remaining in the league with the exit under the management of Eddie Howe, Newcastle added 17-year-old defender Alex Murphy to its staff.
Murphy, who wants to be added to his squad by teams such as West Bromwich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion, will wear the jersey of the Newcastle U23 team in the first place. Newcastle Youth Director Steve Harper stated that they have made an important reinforcement for the coming years, emphasized Murphy’s potential and said that the club’s investment in young players will continue.
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In March, the young defender wearing the jersey of Ireland’s U19 National Team was also the captain of the U18 team.
Murphy’s squad includes defenders such as Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernandez, although it is not expected to take a lot of time in his first years at Newcastle, but it is estimated that the player will be an important part of the team in the future.
Transferring young players such as Bruno, Santiago Rene Munoz Robles and Joseph Willock in the past season, Newcastle finished the league in 11th place with 49 points. Having won six of the last eight games they played, Newcastle started the season with a 14-game undefeated streak and parted ways with English coach Steve Bruce.