Newcastle United Manager, Rafael Benitez has reportedly invited Ryan Hyacinth, son of former Magpies defender, Celestine Babayaro to the club’s academy.
This was after 10-year-old Ryan emerged the Most Valuable Player in a small-sided football competition organised by Newcastle United’s 1892 Foundation for schools at the Tyneside.
Ryan helped his school, Cambois Primary School, Northumberland win the Competition.
The former Nigeria International’s son, Ryan, impressed the Spaniard during a Newcastle United Foundation 1892 Cup on Tuesday. After receiving Ryan, Benitez said he hoped the bemusing dribbler becomes “the new Messi.”
“The idea is to keep the connection between the club and the community, it would be fantastic if the club did produce a player on the back of one of the Foundation’s courses.
“It’s not the main idea but at the same time you come across one talent nobody knew about. And then, maybe, he will be the new Messi,” Benitez said.
Ryan’s father, Celestine Babayaro, played for Newcastle between 2008 and 2008 after spending eight seasons at Chelsea.
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