Date: 3rd September 2019 at 11:26am
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Newcastle are set to widen their search net for academy talent, according to the Chronicle.

Steve Bruce is said to be keen to not miss any at grassroots level after summer signing was discovered in the non-league system in .

’ under-23’s manager Neil Redfearn revealed that no stone will be left unturned as Newcastle have already started scouting missions in , Holland and .

Alongside the signing of Francillette, Newcastle also confirmed the arrivals of midfielder and , with both of those following the French defender into the under-23s this season.

OPINION

It is always good to look to the future to try and attract the brightest talents to the club. Newcastle will want to replicate the early success of Francillette at St James’ Park, as the young defender appears to have impressed Redfearn in his first month at the club. With scouting missions already underway across Europe, the Magpies will be compiling a list of youth talent to potentially bring to the club. After a poor start to the season for the under-23s – in which they have only won one of four fixtures – Redfearn will be desperate for reinforcements, especially after conceding 13 goals. 10 of the under-23s are missing through loans and injuries so far, and the club has had to call-up some under-18s already. Success in the academy can only benefit the first-team and Bruce, who will want to see results from the youngsters and potentially look to call them up at some point this season.