Tyrique Joins Newcastle United’s Football Academy

Tyrique (right) with his father, Shaun

The son of South African Footballer, Shaun Bartlett, has joined the Newcastle United’s academy in England. Having played for the University of Pretoria’s youth team, the 17 year old Tyrique Bartlett impressed recruiters while he was on a training spell with Newcastle.

Tyrique, who was born in Switzerland, plays for the under-18s side and he played a friendly for the for under-23 side in a friendly against Burnley. He also scored the only goal in friendly against Scottish Premier League outfit, Kilmarnock.

Tyrique is currently waiting for international clearance to play competitively.

His father, Shaun, joined Charlton Athletic in 2000, making 102 appearences for the English side. He is currently the manager of the University of Pretoria FC.

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