Newport County AFC are delighted to announce the arrival of Charlie McNeill on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old forward arrives from Premier League giants Manchester United, with the move subject to EFL approval and international clearance.
After impressing at youth level, Charlie has put pen to paper on his first move into senior, professional football.
After reportedly scoring over 600 goals for Manchester City, McNeill moved to the red side of Manchester and scored 24 goals in 21 games in the Under-18 Premier League, which included a four-goal haul against former club City.
The following season saw Charlie net 17 times in 32 games across five competitions for Man United’s youth sides – Premier League Two, the Under-18 Premier League, the FA Youth Cup, the UEFA Youth League and the EFL Trophy.
This campaign, Charlie has scored three goals in five games in the EFL Trophy, including a penalty against next Saturday’s opponents Barrow, as well as strikes at Carlisle and League One Fleetwood.
Charlie also earned his first-team Manchester United debut in September as he played the final seven minutes of the Red Devils’ Europa League game at home to La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.
He also has four England Under-16 caps to his name, scoring once.
On joining the Exiles, Charlie said “I’m really proud and honoured to be representing this club. I know it’s a big club and a family-based club and I’m just really happy to be here.
“The gaffer made me feel really comfortable as soon as I spoke to him, he was really nice, he really sold it to me.
“I can’t wait to meet the lads, get training and hopefully play the game on Saturday!”
Welcome to Newport, Charlie!
New signings at Newport County AFC are sponsored by Sytner Newport. To enquire about sponsoring Charlie McNeill, and other County player's shirts, please contact Matthew.Owen@Newport-County.co.uk.