Alan Shearer om....
Stortalentet Michael Chopra som igår signet en 3 års kontrakt med Newcastle. Etter det jeg så i reservelagskampen mot Aston Villa så ligger han foran både Ameobi og Carl Cort i prestasjoner pr dags dato, og når Bellamy i tillegg er skadet så tar det ikke lang tid før vi får se Chopra debutere for Newcastle. Han burde også være den perfekte partner for Alan Shearer siden han er liten rask og uhyre målfarlig. Denne sesongen har han bare spilt 5 kamper(4kamper for reservelaget og en kamp for U19) men har 9 mål totalt. Dette sier Shearer om geordien Chopra:
Shearer hails kid Chopra
ALAN SHEARER is tipping whizkid Michael Chopra to be the new goal king at Newcastle.
Chopra, 18, signed a new three-year contract yesterday following a string of impressive displays in the reserves.
And the Newcastle-born youngster, who went to the same Gosforth High school as Shearer, has made a big impression.
Shearer, 32, said: "Everyone is excited about him. He'll score goals because he has the knack of being in the right position.
"And I've no doubt he will get his chance this season - he has such a big future here.
"And in two or three years, he might be the man to replace me.
"He's another great signing by the club - and a Geordie lad at that."
Chopra was on the bench for last Saturday's 2-1 win over Charlton.
And he could be handed his full debut in the Worthington Cup third-round tie against Everton next week.
That may put him head-to-head with Toffees 17-year-old sensation Wayne Rooney.
Chopra, the son of an Indian newsagent, is being tipped to be the first Asian to make it in the Premiership.
And Chopra, who has supported Newcastle since he was six, said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have signed a new contract.
"I am very ambitious, as is the club - and we have shown over the past year we are capable of competing at the highest level."