Newcastle sign 18-year-old Tottenham talent on trial – Report

As revealed by Newcastle World, the club have signed Tottenham’s Jordan Hackett up to a trial period with a view to recruiting the left-back to our U23 setup if he impresses.

The 18-year-old has already made his first appearance for the academy side in a 3-2 victory over Rangers B team last Thursday.

In the last two years, the defender has accumulated 22 appearances for Tottenham’s Under-18 team and was a regular this season in their South Division campaign.

He has also represented England at both under-16 and under-18 level following a call-up to the squad in March last year where he made a 10-minute cameo appearance against Wales.

While the club are yet to make a decision on a possible move for Hackett, it seems our new owners are determined to recruit top young talent and boost the stature of our academy in preparation for next season and beyond.

For years now, our academy under Mike Ashley had been left to rot, with a lot of the first-team staff and facilities not even up to Premier League standard let alone the youth sides.

This is something that the new owners have been very keen to upgrade and clearly are determined to build on it in the very near future.

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