Newcastle have confirmed the signings of two teenage talents, and one in particular has got fans eagerly awaiting his debut.
Newcastle’s official club website confirmed two new captures on Monday, as 17-year-old Yannick Toure and 18-year-old Rosaire Longelo both signed to play for the Under-23 squad.
Toure is drawing extra attention, as the youngster’s goal record in Switzerland since he broke out has been truly remarkable.
The 17 year-old can play anywhere across the attack, and grabbed six goals in seven games for BSC Young Boys last year.
Looking further back, he scored 23 goals in 23 appearances in the Swiss U-18 league, so he certainly knows where the back of the net is.
He also scored twice on his debut for the Switzerland U-17 side, and his comments about moving to Tyneside are already getting fans excited.
“I came to the stadium and watched the Chelsea match (on the final day of last season), which was very good,” he said.
“Newcastle won 3-0 and it was a great match. And I saw the fans, who were crazy. They live for football and are so passionate, and I like that very much.”
Nothing quite gets fans excited like a young talent who loves the fans and the city, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
What a lad. I hope he’ll get it in to the first team!
— Dutch Magpie 🇳🇱🇳🇱⚫️⚪️ (@robinnufc) August 13, 2018
has an elite mentality and i hope he makes it to the first team
— max (@shxIvey) August 13, 2018
I picked him up from the airport a few weeks ago, he’s a lovely kid and the smile on his face when we went past St. James’ Park was fantastic. He kept asking about the fans as well.
— NUFC 1892 (@TheToon1892) August 13, 2018
Toure looks good, they should be looking at him for the first team I would imagine
— Gary Bradford Nufc (@Gazster313) August 12, 2018
Heard great things about the young lad Toure, looks to be a promising player. Welcome to the Toon 👍🏻⚫️⚪️⚫️ @longelo_10
— Geordie 1892 #WeAreCorbyn ✊🏻 #JC4PM (@lspark89) August 12, 2018
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) August 12, 2018