Category : Football | Posted on 2020-10-16 By : Frunsports Image : Google
Newcastle United have announced they have signed South African teenage defender Bradley Cross.
Cross, a former Bidvest Wits youth player, joins the Magpies from Bundesliga team FC Schalke 04, where he had spent the past two seasons.
Cross signs after completing a succesful trial period at the club, and will link up with the club's under-23 team.
"I'm very excited to be joining Newcastle United. I know it's one of the biggest clubs in England with its history and it's always been a dream of mine to play in the UK. It is an amazing achievement for me," Cross told the club's website.
"I've spoken to the coach (Chris Hogg) and he's spoken of the ideas he has for me. I feel like I bring something different to the team and the coach encourages me to play to my strengths, which is something that has been very helpful. There is also a pathway to try and get into the first-team."
"I'm a left footed centre-back that loves playing football. I like when the ball is at my feet and love playing out from the back, looking for those window passes to break the lines. I want to help the team out as much as possible and just leave all I have out there on the pitch, giving 100 per cent for every game and training session."
Cross could make his debut as soon as Monday, when United's under-23s will take on Fulham.