Newcastle United sign former West Ham United winger until the end of the season

Newcastle United have completed the signing of 19-year-old former West Ham United winger Amadou Diallo until the end of the 2022-23 season.

The former England Under-17 international joins up with Newcastle’s Under-21s side following a successful trial.

Diallo featured in The Young Magpies’ Premier League 2 match against local rivals Middlesbrough earlier this month following his release from West Ham in the summer.

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Following his arrival at Newcastle, the left-winger told the club website: "Firstly, I want to say thank you to the club for giving me an opportunity to become a Newcastle player. I'm very delighted to be here and will be looking forward to playing and helping the team.

A general view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brentford FC at St. James Park on October 08, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

"From day one, the players and staff were good to me and helped me settle in quickly so that made everything else easier.

"I'm really looking forward to getting started to help the team and work hard to achieve our goals as a team for the season."

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Newcastle academy director, Steve Harper, added: "We are delighted that Amadou is joining us until the end of the season.

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"He has performed well over his extended trial period and his signing gives us increased options in wide areas in the under-21 group."

Diallo is the sixth teenage signing Newcastle have made so far this season as he follows on defenders Alex Murphy, Jordan Hackett and Charlie McArthur, goalkeeper Jude Smith and Australian international forward Garang Kuol. Kuol will join up with Newcastle from A-League side Central Coast Mariners in January and will be loaned out.