Newcastle 'sign winger on four-year deal' as Rafa Benitez's squad head to Portugal

Newcastle United have signed teenager Rosaire Longelo, according to a report.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 4:23 pm
Updated Friday, 27th July 2018, 4:27 pm
Rafa Benitez.

The Sun claim that the winger has signed a four-year deal at the club after passing a medical.

Longelo, 18, had come up through the ranks at West Ham United's Academy.

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United manager Rafa Benitez is looking to add to the club's development squad following a number of departures from the Academy this summer.

Longelo is described by West Ham's official website as a "tricky, pacy wide player, with the ability to play at the back or in the attacking third".

Meanwhile, Newcastle have signed four senior players – Kenedy, Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar and Ki Sung-yueng – so far in the transfer window.

And a fifth player, Yoshinori Muto, is expected to join United in a £9million deal.

Benitez and his squad are travelling to Portugal this afternoon ahead of tomorrow night's friendly against Porto at the Estadio do Dragao.