Brooke Norton-Cuffy has been handed professional terms after breaking into the Arsenal’s reserve team this season – and Gunners supporters have reacted on Twitter to the news, excited at the prospect of the teenage defender.
Norton-Cuffy, 17, only made his debut in the Under-18 Premier League this season, but has immediately broken into Steve Bould’s Under-23 side and become a regular – playing fives times in Premier League 2 for The Gunners.
An England Under-16 international, Norton-Cuffy has been at Arsenal since the age of nine years – working towards the day he puts pen to paper on professional terms. It is unclear how long his new contract will last for.
— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) January 21, 2021
Norton-Cuffy has posted an emotional message on Instagram, telling fans just how much it means not only to realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer – but also to do it with the club he has been with for eight years.
Playing six times for the club’s Under-18 side this season, Norton-Cuffy has now become a regular in the reserves – something which is certainly ahead of the curve given his tender age. He now has six appearances for the Under-23’s.
Arsenal supporters responded to the news that the right-back has penned new terms with Arsenal, but this time on a professional contract and many are excited at the prospect of the teenage defender.
Better than Reece James
— ً (@AFCWaIter) January 21, 2021
Only the beginning you fella, big things to come 🔥💪
— Irish Gooner (@Irish_Gooner) January 21, 2021
Can’t wait to see him play
— calooley⛷ (@mohamed1up) January 21, 2021
Better than bellerin
— KG #GM35🏴☠️ (@AFCSheffKhalid) January 21, 2021
My future rightback!
— KING👑 (@_IKENNA_) January 21, 2021
— William (@AFCWilliam_) January 21, 2021
This is exciting like him a lot https://t.co/ro6rRDSa4e
— Myatz (yikes) (@downbadsir) January 21, 2021
This is the best news you’ll hear today. A very promising right back who’s playing well in the U23s at 16. Very exciting player for club and country. https://t.co/9nqqF34srx
— Next Generation Arsenal 🔴⚪️ (@scoutingindoors) January 21, 2021