One of Manchester City’s most highly regarded young players is supposedly on the verge of joining Newcastle United.
The teenager, who has eight goals in as many league games for City’s Under-18 team this season, is expected to sign a contract this week for an unknown sum with the Magpies, as reported by The Athletic.
Paul Midgley played a major role in the player’s decision to sign a long-term contract with Newcastle and undergo a medical examination. After leaving City in 2022, Midgley became the head of recruitment at Newcastle.
Harrison’s stats for goals and assists for their age-group teams are excellent, and he has been compared to City’s prolific senior striker Erling Haaland due to their similar appearances, according to The Athletic.
The 18-year-old, who plays attacking midfield rather than centre forward, made his Under-21 debut in December thanks to some strong performances.
Newcastle’s financial problems have made it difficult for them to hire top staff, which is why they made this step. Manager Eddie Howe stated earlier this month, “In an ideal world, given the freedom to act, we would have brought players in already.”
“However, we’re not in that position; as Newcastle CEO Darren Eales hinted at on Thursday, Financial Fair Play presents a challenge for us, which we must overcome.”
Among the teams interested in taking Kalvin Phillips on loan this transfer window was Newcastle. Last week, the North-East team and Crystal Palace were in the driver’s seat; however, ManchesterWorld knows that the midfielder is now expected to sign a loan with West Ham United.
The player is expected to sign for the balance of the season, even if the teams have not yet decided on a buyout option. The England international might play for West Ham for the first time on February 1 when they host Bournemouth.