'That's our summer signing then' - Newcastle United fans react as former Chelsea target signs

Newcastle United have announced the arrival of highly-rated teenager Matthew Bondswell – and fans have responded.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 9:41 am
Matthew Bondswell, who was on the radar of Leeds United and West Ham United, has signed for Newcastle United. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The 18-year-old joins the Magpies following his release from RB Leipzig, initially teaming up Chris Hogg and Peter Ramage’s under-23s.

it is believed Steve Bruce’s side fought off strong competition from Leeds United and West Ham to seal the left-back’s signature.

Bondswell is an England under-18s international and could theoretically play a part in the club’s Premier League relegation run-in, though that is unlikely.

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Here is how some NUFC fans reacted to the news on social media:

@NewcastleBrend1: Lol that’s our summer signing then.

@FrankieeD9: Welcome to the club Matt, hope you settle in nicely.

@CescCooke: Can he play upfront?

@AkersLewy: Hope he bonds well with the rest of the lads.

@The__Farmster: Why would he do this to himself with the people we have running the show?

@ScoutNUFC: No issue with signings like this for the reserves. Interesting that they have not stated the length of his contract, though.

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