Official announcement made as Newcastle confirm deadline day deal

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Newcastle have announced the signing of Manchester City wonderkid Alfie Harrison.

The midfielder, 18, will link up with the Newcastle academy after signing a contract until the summer of 2026 as the decision was made to make the move away from the Premier League Champions

The Magpies have paid a small fee up front but City have a 40 per cent sell-on clause written into the deal. But after seeing his move to the Toon egt announced – Harryson has admitted his excitement at the switch

Harrison said: “The size of the club and what it has got going for it is massive for me. It’s got a huge, passionate fanbase and I’m looking to really push on with my career now.

“If I was a kid now, looking at me signing for Newcastle United, it’s what dreams are made of. I’m really looking forward to what is coming and how I can progress in the coming years.

“I’m an effective player who can add goals and assists. I really like to create stuff but, on the other side, I’d also say I’m a very passionate player who always wants to win.”

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The lad may not be the big named signing that many fans had been hoping to see arrive this January – but he is certainly a talent that Man City had big hopes for.

He will have to work hard to get into that Toon starting side – but if he impresses – he has more of a chance at becoming a Premier League star with Newcastle than he did with Man City.

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