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Magpies Sign Young Duo

Written by Newcastle Utd

Newcastle United have completed the signings of forward Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and defender Stuart Findlay

By Tom Easterby - Newcastle United Club Reporter


Newcastle United have completed the signings of forward Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and defender Stuart Findlay.

Twenty-year-old El-Mhanni has put pen to paper on a professional deal at St. James' Park, while Scotland Under-21 international Findlay has also signed professional terms with United.

Both players will join up with Peter Beardsley's Magpies under-21 squad.

London-born El-Mhanni began his career with Barnet before moving on to Aldershot Town, Farnborough and Lewes.

Last season, he spent time with Chelsea, scoring on his debut for their under-21 side against Middlesbrough in April.

Centre-half Findlay, meanwhile, left Celtic in summer, having spent the last campaign on loan at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

Previously, he had also enjoyed loan spells at Greenock Morton and Dumbarton. Findlay, also 20, has been capped 13 times for his country's under-21 side.

And United's football development manager Beardsley welcomed their arrival at the Club.

"It's exciting for them, it's exciting for us and it's a really good thing for the club," he said.

"Steve Nickson and his recruitment staff have done their homework and done really well, and we're excited.

"They're good lads, they're nice lads and they mix well with the group, and that for me is the most important thing."

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