Newcastle United Close to Signing 14-Year-Old Midfield Prodigy

Newcastle United is set to sign 14-year-old midfielder Afumuzor from Portsmouth, who has been pursued by many Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.
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Newcastle United is on the verge of signing Afumuzor, a talented 14-year-old midfielder, from Portsmouth. This young player has been attracting attention from several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, in recent months.

Afumuzor announced the end of his eight-year stay in the Portsmouth youth system through an Instagram post in May. The post, shared via the Shields Gazette, read: “23/24 season done. Massive thank you to Pompey and everyone at the club for developing over the last eight years.”

Newcastle transfer news: Afumuzor to Newcastle

One of Afumuzor’s Instagram followers commented on his post, saying, “Welcome to Newcastle.” The youngster liked the comment, which made fans believe that he would soon be wearing the black and white jersey of Newcastle United.

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According to NUFC Blog, Newcastle and Portsmouth agreed on a fee for Afumuzor in May. He has already undergone a medical at St. James’ Park. This move indicates that Afumuzor’s arrival at Newcastle is imminent.

Afumuzor will join Newcastle’s academy sides for the 2024/25 season. Despite being just 14 years old, he has already played at the U16 level for Portsmouth last season. His impressive performances have shown that he can compete at higher levels, even before turning 15.

NUFC Blog reports that Afumuzor, a central midfielder, scored more than 20 goals for the Portsmouth youth teams last season. He is best known for his ability to drive the ball at the opposition defence. This skill has made him a standout player in the youth leagues.

Newcastle United fans are excited about Afumuzor’s potential. His signing represents a commitment to nurturing young talent and building a strong future for the club. The Newcastle academy has a history of developing top players, and Afumuzor could be the next big star to emerge from their ranks.

With Manchester United and other clubs also interested, Newcastle’s swift action to secure Afumuzor’s signature shows their determination to strengthen their squad with promising young talent. The club’s supporters eagerly await his official announcement and look forward to seeing him in action.

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