Newcastle United have agreed a deal with Manchester City to sign highly-rated midfield talent Alfie Harrison for an undisclosed fee.
The 18-year-old English prospect has excelled for City at academy level and Newcastle have moved to secure his services.
Harrison is expected to undergo a medical in the coming days ahead of completing the proposed move on a long-term contract.
He has drawn comparisons to City’s prolific senior striker Erling Haaland for their visual resemblance and has recorded impressive goal and assist statistics for their age-group teams.
Newcastle’s pursuit involved Paul Midgley, who joined from City in 2022 as head of youth recruitment, and centered on Harrison having a clear path towards first-team action.
Harrison, who signed for City aged nine, has made 10 appearances in all competitions for the club’s Under-18s this season, scoring eight goals.
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