Newcastle set to complete the signing of British defender today

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Newcastle United are reportedly closing in on a transfer deal for Kilmarnock youngster Charlie McArthur.

The 17-year-old wonderkid is considered a huge talent in Scottish football, and it seems he’s set to become a Newcastle player later today, according to the Telegraph.

Newcastle fans will no doubt be itching to see some big names coming to St James’ Park, but it’s also smart business by the club’s wealthy new owners to build for the future with signings like this.

McArthur looks like he could be ready for first-team football in Eddie Howe’s side soon, and one imagines he has a big future in the game.

The teenager made his senior debut for Kilmarnock when he was only 16 and it seems he also had interest from Brighton prior to closing in on joining Newcastle instead.

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