English Premier League (EPL) outfit Newcastle United has introduced the signing of former Mpumalanga Black Aces and Bidvest Wits teen Bradley Cross.
The 19-year-old holds a twin passport, making him eligible to symbolize each England and South Africa, however has turned out for the latter at Underneath-20 stage.
Bradley Cross joins Newcastle United
After spending the previous two years in Germany, with Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 reserves, he has made the transfer to the Magpies, the place he’ll be part of their academy aspect.
Newcastle confirmed that Cross has penned a two-year with the membership.
“We’re trying to carry Brad in to attempt to add depth to the squad. He’s performed at Bidvest in South Africa and spent a while at Schalke most lately and I’ve had some good suggestions on him throughout his time in Germany,” stated United youth coach, Chris Hogg.
“It’s an choice the place we checked out to usher in a left-footed defender and add some high quality to the group but in addition to attempt to improve the surroundings on a private stage too.
“He’s a well-rounded character who made a superb impression with everybody when it comes to how he has behaved and the way he conducts himself. We wish individuals right here who wish to work onerous and do issues proper so, from our perspective, we’re delighted to have him and look ahead to growing his recreation and seeing how far we will take him.”
Chris Hogg, Newcastle United
Cross performed for Mpumalanga Black Aces youth aspect earlier than becoming a member of Wits in 2018.
The now-defunct Johannesburg outfit loaned him out to Schalke, the place his contract ran out after two years.
The highly-rated Cross first featured in nationwide Underneath-20 colors as a 20-year-old.