Newcastle 17-Year-Old Gets First International Call-Up

Earlier this week, 17-year-old midfielder Joe White signed his first professional contract with Newcastle.

Today it has been announced that Joe has been named to the England U-18 squad for their three November matches. This is the youngster’s first time being called up to an England squad. He joins Matty Longstaff in that regard, who was called up to the England U-20 team earlier today.

Joe turned 17 in October and has shown significant progress in the Newcastle youth ranks. He’s made a handful of appearances for the Under-23s and even trained with the first-team in August.

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind few months for the youngster as he can now make an impact at the international level.

The England U-18 team is managed by Ian Foster, who was appointed to the position this past August. They play Russia next Thursday, Norway on Saturday, and the Czech Republic on the following Monday.

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