Yankuba Minteh confirms his move to Newcastle.

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Yankuba Minteh confirms his move to Newcastle.

Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh has officially confirmed his move to Newcastle United from Danish side Odense.

The Magpies have been tracking Minteh for much of this year and they have now moved to secure his service from the new season.

Newcastle were not alone in watching Minteh, with Brighton, Everton, Club Brugge, Ajax, Feyenoord, and Marseille among the teams impressed with him.

The 18-year-old winger would be the club’s first signing of the summer and is expected to be loaned out next season.

Minteh made his debut for Odense last September, scoring just five minutes after coming on as a substitute. In 21 appearances this season, he scored six goals and managed seven assists.

This was his first season in European football, having arrived in Denmark from Gambian club Steve Biko FC in the summer, a club named after the murdered civil rights activist.