Callum Roberts has expressed his delight at signing his first professional contract at Newcastle United on Twitter.
Happy to have signed my first professional contract with Newcastle. Hopefully first of many pic.twitter.com/up7GzXMBcp— Cal Roberts (@Calroberts_) January 27, 2015
Also would like to thank all my family, friends, girlfriend, coaching staff and team mates. Wouldn't be were I am today without you's— Cal Roberts (@Calroberts_) January 27, 2015
Roberts was handed a senior contract yesterday and he will be very optimistic about his future on Tyneside.
The 17-year-old winger has been identified as one of the most talented players to come through the club's academy system for some time and there is a lot of excitement about his development.
A natural dribbler, Roberts is the sort of player who supporters love to watch and he looks set to excite the St. James' Park crowd for years to come.
Just this week Peter Beardsley, Newcastle's development side's coach, stated to the Chronicle how impressed he was with Roberts and how he expected him to be the next one to step-up to the first-team.
At the moment, Roberts has only made one appearance for the club's senior side - against Leicester City in the FA Cup back in January - but he will be hopeful of getting more game-time in the near future.
The Magpies are determined to use their academy system to greater effect in the coming years and Roberts looks like he could lead the way for their most promising prospects.