April 18, 2024

Alfie Harrison, a promising midfielder for Manchester City, has joined Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United with beneficial terms attached.
Alfie Harrison, a Manchester City youngster, has signed for Newcastle United on deadline day.

The 18-year-old midfielder completed his physical last week, and the transaction has now been announced by City. MEN Sport understands Eddie Howe’s side paid a small upfront sum for Harrison.

However, the Blues could receive £3.5 million in add-ons from the agreement. If the North East club decides to trade Harrison in the future, Pep Guardiola’s team will benefit greatly from the transaction.

City have included a 40% sell-on clause in the agreement, which means they will likely get a large sum of money if the midfielder reaches his full potential. Harrison was creating a name for himself this season with City’s U18s.

Harrison scored eight goals and assisted four times in just eight U18 Premier League outings. Such performance earned him a spot on the bench for last year’s UEFA Youth League matches against Young Boys and RB Leipzig.

 

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Ben Wilkinson, the academy’s manager, predicted Harrison’s success in 2022. Regarding the midfielder, he said: “He has had to be patient and wait for his time this season, and I believe he was rewarded for the things we have been discussing as a group, in terms of places in the box when we cross the ball.

“It’s not asking him to score miraculous goals from 30 yards; it’s simply being in the correct place when the balls come in, which he accomplished with one-touch finishes in the box, and I’m incredibly proud of him. He took advantage of the opportunity and shown many of the skills that we know he possesses; we are fortunate to have so many talented players in those positions.

“We know what he is capable of, he is a midfield player that will score goals for sure and I am delighted for him, it is more minutes for him and I am pleased overall.”

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