Highly-rated Lewis Miley signs first professional contract with Newcastle United
Boyhood Newcastle United fan Lewis Miley has committed his long-term future to the Magpies after agreeing his first professional contract with the club.
Miley, who has earned 10 England U17 cap, made his Newcastle first-team debut in December’s Diriyah Season Cup victory against Al-Hilal and was also named on the bench for United’s Premier League trip to AFC Bournemouth in February.
The attacking midfielder, has registered two goals and five assists in his last eight Premier League 2 matches for Newcastle’s under-21 side and came off the bench for Eddie Howe’s side during a friendly win against Rayo Vallecano at St. James’ Park in December.
Miley, told nufc.co.uk: “It’s a really good feeling to sign my first professional contract, especially with my boyhood club. It’s something that I’ve dreamt of since I was a kid.”
“I’ve been at the Academy for a long time so to get to this point now is great and hopefully I can keep pushing on further in the future.”
Academy Director Steve Harper said: “Everyone at the Academy is delighted to see Lewis sign his first professional contract at the club. He’s been with us from a very early age and credit goes to everyone who has played a part to date.
“The admirable support from his family has been very important too but, ultimately, it is Lewis who deserves the most credit. His hard work, attitude to learning, and training as well as his technical ability has got him to this point.
“The contract is a fitting reward for his progress.”