Fan puts Newcastle shirts up for sale because he now supports Manchester City | inside World Soccer

Edward Shirts, a 14-year-old fan from Prestatyn, North Wales, is selling all his Newcastle United shirts after he switched his allegiance to Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Fan puts Newcastle shirts up for sale because he now supports Manchester City
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His mum Katie Mellor sparked transfer activity of her own after posting the sale of his Magpies memorabilia on the internet auction site eBay.

The description states:

You are bidding on "20" Newcastle United Shirts, "5" pairs of Newcastle United Shorts and "2" pairs of socks. The Shirts and shorts have been worn maybe once or twice and are in excellent condition. Please see photographs as the shirts and shorts are from different seasons. The sizes of the shirts range from small, medium and large.

Genuine reason for sale as my son now supports Manchester City !!


Edward decided to change teams on his 13th birthday because his brother and his dad support City and he wants to go to games with them.

Katie told the Evening Chronicle: "They support Manchester City, whose ground is much easier to get to from here.

"To get to Newcastle it's about five hours by train and you have to change numerous times, whereas it's a direct route to Manchester from here."

Edward began supporting the Magpies after his dad bought him a pair of goalkeeper's gloves when he was just two.

He said: "I asked which club they belonged to and he said Newcastle United. It started from there.

"It's been fun supporting them but also a bit frustrating.

"My favourite player was Andy Carroll, but they transferred him. Then it was Demba Ba, and then they transferred him as well. Then it was Fabricio Coloccini."

Edward added: "I'm not changing because City are more successful. I just want to go to games with my dad and brother and support the same team."

Bidding, which had crept through the £60 barrier on Saturday, ends on Monday.

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