Archive for tag: Newcastle youth academy.

Yven Moyo signs four-year deal at Newcastle.

September 28th, 2010 | 153 Comments |

Yven Moyo - The newest recruit.
Yven Moyo - The newest recruit.
It looks like Newcastle United are pressing ahead with their plans for the future of the club as it has emerged that highly rated French youngster, Yven Moyo, has signed a four-year deal with Newcastle.

Moyo has been on trial with Newcastle and featured on the bench for the reserves during their 2-1 win over Wolves last night.

Rumours surfaced earlier today that Moyo had indeed signed for us although personally I’m not one to jump the gun so I waited until it was on the official club website before annoncing it on here.

The 18-year old former Sochaux player becomes the latest addition a fledgling youth academy at St James’ Park that already boasts an array of talent. Much of the focus has been on the exploits of the first-team, and understandably so, but I for one am very happy that the club are still making moves to ensure NUFC has a bright future ahead. (more…)

Boukhelifa having trial at Newcastle.

September 5th, 2010 | 225 Comments |

Nacim Boukhelifa - On trial at Newcastle.
Nacim Boukhelifa - On trial at Newcastle.
Chris Hughton has today confirmed that 19-year-old attacking midfielder Nacim Boukhelifa is training with the Newcastle squad.

The former Racing Lens prospect caused a stir when he was photographed at Darsley Park before the transfer window closed, but as Boukhelifa is currently not attached to any club it means that he can be signed outside of the transfer window.

Boukhelifa is not the first trialist we have had over the last few weeks, and he won’t be the last as Newcastle look to get the next generation of Toon stars sorted out. The focus is on the future at Newcastle, and giving our lack of forward planning over the last few years, the move is a welcome one. (more…)

Will Billy and Newcastle tie the Knott?

August 11th, 2010 | 113 Comments |

Billy Knott - A view to a move?
Billy Knott - A view to a move?
Most of you are probably aware by now that Newcastle held a behind-closed-doors friendly against St Mirren yesterday.

And most of you are probably aware that Alan Smith played, that Nile Ranger scored two goals, that Newcastle drew 2-2, and that Newcastle had a new face in the line up.

Step forward 17-year old Billy Knott, who appears to be having a trial with us and played the full 90 minutes of the friendly match. But who is he? Where did he come from?

Well as you can probably tell from the photo, he used to turn out for the Chelsea academy where he had been since the age of 14 after moving from the West Ham academy. Knott can play at left-back or as an attacking midfielder so would appear to be a very versatile player. (more…)