Done Deal: Newcastle United sign Gambian forward Minteh

Done Deal: Newcastle United sign Gambian forward Minteh

Newcastle United have announced the signing of Yankuba Minteh from Danish club Odense.

The 18-year-old Gambian will officially join the Magpies on July 1 after which he will be sent out on loan to Dutch Eredivisie champions Feyenoord for the 2023-24 season.

Newcastle sporting director, Dan Ashworth, stated that Minteh’s signing was in line with the club’s philosophy of investing in young and emerging talent.

The Magpies finished and impressive fourth in the Premier League last season and will be returning to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in two decades.

“We are very pleased to be bringing a player with Yankuba’s high potential to Newcastle United,” read a statement by Ashworth on the club website.

“He has done extremely well in his first full season in Denmark, and he has a promising career ahead of him. We look forward to working with him in this exciting phase of his development, and we’re excited to see how he performs at Feyenoord, a club that also has a strong development record of its own.

“As well as supporting the first team with players for the here and now, we have a clear philosophy to invest in emerging talent and we want to provide a player pathway that will help to build and sustain long-term success.”

Minteh made his senior career debut with Odense during the 2022-33 season, scoring four goals and providing six assists as they finished second in the relegation playoff round behind FC Midtjylland.

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