Dan Barlaser signs professional contract for Newcastle United [divider]
Daniel Barlaser has signed a professional deal at Newcastle United according the official club website.
The 18-year-old midfielder has put pen to paper on a long-term deal.
Barlaser was born in Gateshead, Newcastle and has been a regular for Peter Beardsley’s Under-21s this season.
The young midfielder joined Newcastle aged nine and has been rising through the youth ranks.
“I’m really proud and happy to sign for my local club, who I have supported all my life,” Barlaser was quoted as saying on the official Newcastle website.
“I think I’ve played quite well this season and have played more games than anyone else at under-21 level.
“Being involved in the first team a couple of times has been really good as well, and I want to thank all my family and friends for getting me where I am.”
The promising midfielder was part of the Newcastle first team matchday squad for December’s Capital One Cup quarter-final tie at Tottenham Hotspur.
Barlaser is of Turkish descent and represents the Turkish U-17 side at international level.
The 18-year-old has made 15 appearances for the Turkish national team at youth level.