Leeds United are amongst a host of Premier League sides set to miss out on Joe White, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Newcastle starlet is ready to commit his future to the Magpies.
White was attracting attention from a host of sides. His contract at St James’ Park was set to expire at the end of the season.
It was previously reported that both Rangers and Celtic were eyeing pre-contract deals for the 19-year-old. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has reported that Marcelo Bielsa’s side, as well as Chelsea and Wolves were monitoring the midfielder.
However, the Daily Mail adds that he has now agreed a long-term contract on Tyneside.
It is a big boost for Newcastle. White is yet to make his debut for the first-team. However, he is a regular for the under-23s. And he has been on the senior bench on a few occasions this season.
Big boost for Newcastle as Joe White snubs interest from likes of Leeds and Rangers
Eddie Howe has previously lauded the teenager, saying he has been very impressed and labelling him a ‘talented player’.
But clearly, there were some attractive opportunities on the table.
Chelsea have had a scary amount of talent on their books down the years. And a number of players attached to their academy have gone on to secure some impressive moves.
Meanwhile, Leeds have brought some real gems to Elland Road since Victor Orta came in. Of course, Bielsa has also already broken the record for handing the most teenagers their debut in a single season since the Premier League began this term.
And Wolves are flying under Bruno Lage. It is certainly an exciting time to be at Molineux.
Newcastle meanwhile, are looking at making some real statements in the transfer market. That is clearly good news for the first-team. But that could also concern some of the young players coming through the ranks.
White however, is seemingly up for the challenge at St James’ Park.
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