May 25, 2024

The Newcastle United winger’s 2023-24 season has ended early.
Trevan Sanusi, Newcastle United’s summer recruit, has seen his first season cut short due to a knee injury.

The 16-year-old joined Newcastle from Birmingham City last year, after apparently attracting interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City.

Sanusi has gone on to make 22 appearances for the club’s academy, primarily with the under-18s, but has also appeared at the under-21 level and in the UEFA Youth League campaign.

However, with less than a month left in the 2023-24 season, Sanusi has declared his retirement.
Sanusi told Newcastle’s matchday programme: “I recently tore my meniscus in my knee, and it’s frustrating that I’ve had to end my season early.” I thought I was in good shape previously, particularly after playing for the under-21s and making a few starts.

“I would have liked to have played every game and supported my team, but it’s an unpleasant way to go. However, I am a person who is driven to continue playing, and if I didn’t have to, I would because I adore games so much.

“I’m going to do my best to recuperate as rapidly as possible by utilizing all available resources and doing so correctly. When I return, I’ll compete with myself based on this season to improve for the next.”

 

Newcastle United - Sanusi salutes young Magpies after UEFA Youth League  triumph

 

Sanusi, who turns 17 later this month, has not played for the Magpies since being called up by England’s under-17s for a European Championship qualifying triple-header against Northern Ireland, Hungary, and France at St George’s Park last month.

The winger came on as a substitute in a 5-0 win over Hungary, but did not play against Northern Ireland or France.

Given the number of injuries now affecting Eddie Howe’s first-team squad, many wondered if Sanusi was in line for some senior matchday experience.

Amadou Diallo has recently been promoted from the under-21s, despite reports that the former West Ham United forward will be released this summer.

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