Tuesday Jun 13, 2023. 15:57
Gambia international Yankuba Minteh has been snapped up by Newcastle United from Danish side Odense.
The 18-year-old will officially join the English Premier League club on 1 July 2023 before moving to Dutch champions Feyenoord on loan for the 2023-24 campaign.
Minteh, who is a product of the Steve Biko FC academy, has already made 17 senior appearances for Odense scoring four goals and registering six assists.
“We are very pleased to be bringing a player with Yankuba’s high potential to Newcastle United. “He has done extremely well in his first full season in Denmark, and he has a promising career ahead of him,” Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth said.
“We look forward to working with him in this exciting phase of his development, and we’re excited to see how he performs at Feyenoord, a club that also has a strong development record of its own.
“As well as supporting the first team with players for the here and now, we have a clear philosophy to invest in emerging talent and we want to provide a player pathway that will help to build and sustain long-term success.”
The teenager has two caps for Gambia having featured in friendly internationals against DR Congo and Liberia.