Geordie fact. The young goalkeeper, a representative of Republic of Ireland at under-19 level, joined United's Academy in August 2023 from Bohemian FC, making his Newcastle debut at under-21 level in a Premier League 2 clash against Leicester City in January 2024.
Country of BirthRepublic of Ireland
Date of Birth20.11.2004

Byrne joined Newcastle United in the summer of 2023 from League of Ireland Premier Division side Bohemian FC.

The highly-rated teenage goalkeeper, who has represented Republic of Ireland at under-19 level, made his senior debut for Bohemians in October 2022 at the age of 17.

Byrne will face healthy competition from Scotland under-21 international Jude Smith for the number one spot in Newcastle's under-21 side this term.

Speaking on his move to the Magpies, the Irish shot-stopper told "It's unreal to sign for Newcastle United and a real dream come true. I've always had a football in my hands growing up and it's always been a big part of my family.

"The heritage of the football club was a big factor in my reason to sign. There's a lot of history here, the fanbase is unbelievable and I think it looks like a great place to be at."