Newcastle United confirm deadline day transfer - West Ham & Tottenham Hotspur target signs until 2026

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Newcastle United have confirmed their first - and last - January signing.

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Alfie Harrison from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.

The 18-year-old underwent a medical on Tyneside last week before the remaining formalities were completed on deadline day. Harrison has penned a contract until the summer of 2026.

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It's understood Newcastle have paid a nominal fee for Harrison upfront, however it could rise to £3.5million in add-ons. The Manchester Evening News claims Man City have a 40% sell-on clause.

On joining Newcastle 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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Harrison, who joined Man City's academy aged nine, has scored eight times in eight Premier League under-18s games and made his under-21s debut in December.

He's also trained with Pep Guardiola's first team. It's claimed Harrison has drawn comparisons to Erling Haaland for "their visual resemblance and has recorded an impressive goal and assist statistics for their age-group teams".

It's rumoured Harrison had attracted interest from West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, Celtic, Valencia, Borussia Dortmund and Nice before opting to move to St James' Park.

Newcastle head of youth recruitment Paul Midgley, who joined from Man City in 2022, played a key role in the move with talks centred around Harrison having a clear path towards first-team action.

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Academy Director Steve Harper added: "We are delighted to secure Alfie's signature. His hunger to represent Newcastle United and continue his development here was obvious from the outset.

"He's a passionate, talented player who we are really looking forward to welcoming to the club and ultimately seeing in a black and white shirt.

"Alfie's signing is part of a strategic move to make our PDP group younger, particularly the Under-21s, and I would like to thank the board and everybody involved at the club in making this move happen."

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