Shearer 'excited' by Chopra
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chopra put pen-to-paper on a new three-year contract on Thursday and Shearer believes the youngster has a big future ahead of him.
"Everyone is excited about him. He'll score goals because he has the knack of being in the right position," insisted Shearer.
"And I've no doubt he will get his chance this season - he has such a big future here.
"And in two or three years, he might be the man to replace me.
"He's another great signing by the club - and a Geordie lad at that."
Chopra is rated as one of hottest prospects in English football alongside the likes of Everton front-man Wayne Rooney and will hope to make his bow in the Worthington Cup tie with Everton next week and have the chance to outshine the Toffees hot-shot.