Middlesbrough have announced on their official website that Isiah Cornet has signed his first professional contract with the club after progressing well in the youth ranks at the Riverside Stadium.
The French youngster originally joined the club in the summer of 2018 from US Torcy in his homeland and has since impressed for Boro’s youth department after signing following a successful trial.
He established himself as a regular for the club’s under-23s this season and racked up a goal and assist in 14 Premier League Two games.
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The agreement comes after the 18-year-old completed his third year as a scholar and he will now be looking to break into the first team under Neil Warnock over next few years.
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Versatile in several positions across midfield, Cornet is yet to have been given a call up to the French national team’s youth sections and could well earn himself one if his performances continue to improve.
This is an important agreement for Middlesbrough’s future as they have once again tied down one of their brightest academy products as they look to keep the production line of homegrown talents going.
Cornet made a brave decision to try his hand in England and it is seemingly paying off as he has impressed enough to earn himself a professional deal.
Warnock has shown a great tendency to put a lot of trust and faith in young players during his tenure in charge at the Riverside and you have to feel that the Frenchman is staying in the right environment to continue to develop his all round game.
It will be intriguing to see if he makes his debut in the coming season, as the overhaul of the current first team squad could potentially open the door for the teenager to get some game time and welcome experience under his belt in the North East.