St James’ Park side
NEWCASTLE UNITED are understood to be close to signing two youngsters as they look to bolster their squad ahead of what could be a long campaign on both the domestic and European front.
Young Aussie Curtis Good – who was on trial at United last season – seems set to tie up his deal to Tyneside in around 10 days time while Coventry City’s Gael Bigirimana is also thought to be within Newcastle’s grasp.
Bigirimana, 18, has been linked with United throughout the summer and with cash strapped Coventry City facing life in League One, the Sky Blues need every penny they can get.
Sources in the Midlands today suggested a deal is close and despite former Newcastle defender and current Coventry boss Andy Thorn’s desire to hold on to Bigirimana, he is now thought to be resigned to losing his young star.
SOURCE: The Chronicle
Whilst all the talk surrounding Newcastle United thus far this summer has tended to revolve around the potential interest in their top performers, with many prospective suitors lining up bids for the likes of Chieck Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba, Alan Pardew has also been feverishly trying to add strength in depth to his over-achieving Magpies squad this summer.
Having chase FC Twente pair Luuk De Jong and Douglas for weeks it appears that the St James’ Park side are getting somewhere and have also brought in two highly rated youngsters to boot.
Curtis Good is a teenage centre back currently plying his trade with Melbourne Heart and is said to be close to agreeing a £400k move to Newcastle United. Gael Bigirmana is a defensive midfielder who made a real impact at Coventry City last term. The 18 year old was named the Championship ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award last term and notched up 26 appearances for the Sky Blues.
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