A big claim has emerged regarding Newcastle United‘s pursuit of Jordan Hackett in the summer transfer window…
Daily Mail reporter Craig Hope has revealed that the Magpies are set to sign the young defender on a permanent basis this week. The full-back left fellow Premier League side Tottenham, and Dan Ashworth has now moved swiftly to bring him over to Tyneside.
Hope tweeted: “Newcastle will sign Jordan Hackett from Spurs on July 1. The 18-year-old left-back has represented England at youth level.”
Scott Wilson added to this by stating that “he’ll be part of the academy group and go into the club’s Under-21s team…”
The Toon head coach will surely be delighted by this news, as it represents another step towards building a youth team which can thrive at senior level in the future.
In their report on the deal, The Sun have stated that the full-back is ‘highly-rated’ and that he has impressed whilst playing for England at various youth levels in recent years. He played 34 times for Tottenham at under-18 level and has been called up by his country for the under-15s, 16s, 17s and 18s.
The evidence indicates that he is a promising young player with the potential to make it as a professional in the future. Newcastle are attempting to bolster their academy setup by snapping up youngsters, as it can save them millions in the years to come.
One youth team player breaking through into the first-team stops the Magpies from needing to splash out eight-figure transfer fees on a player in that position, which is why bringing in these starlets is a worthwhile gamble to take.
Howe will be delighted by the prospect of developing young gems and helping them grow into being stars in the Premier League in the years to come.
Whilst he will want ready-made players, as illustrated by the signings of Nick Pope, Matt Targett and Sven Botman, he will also be keen to show off his coaching ability by offering academy prospects a pathway into his starting XI, helping them to fulfill their potential.
Hackett is a player who seemingly has the potential to make that step in the future, and that is why Howe will be buzzing with the club’s move to sign him this week.