Promising midfielder reveals why he wanted to join Newcastle United after signing deal

St James's Park, home of Newcastle UnitedSt James's Park, home of Newcastle United
St James's Park, home of Newcastle United
Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Reagan Thomson on a scholarship contract – and the teenager is aiming to follow in the footsteps of the Longstaff brothers.

The 16-year-old Scotland U17 international has signed from Scottish League Two side Queen's Park.

Thomson said: “I just thought Newcastle is the place I want to be, a better place to come in my opinion. You look at boys like Sean and Matty Longstaff, and then young Tom Allan who came on the other night - hopefully in a few years, I can try and get in there."

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Academy manager Joe Joyce added: "He's an exciting prospect who has attracted a lot of interest from clubs both north and south of the border, so we're delighted that he's signed with us. It is a long term project but he's been playing senior football in Scotland, which gives him a good advantage and a good starting point here.”