Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign 18-year-old striker Garang Kuol from Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners in January.
Kuol made his international debut for Australia against New Zealand last week, becoming the youngest Socceroo since Harry Kewell in 1996.
He only made his A-League debut for the Mariners in April but made an immediate impact, scoring four goals in his first seven appearances as a substitute.
Kuol told Newcastle’s official website: “It’s unreal. As a young boy in Australia, the Premier League is the main thing everyone watches but nobody really believes he will reach those heights.
“To be one of those people, to be in the position that I am, is amazing.
“Now that I’ve signed for Newcastle I want to train hard, play hard, hopefully go to the World Cup and come back here.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/australia-newcastle-new-zealand-premier-league-central-coast-mariners-b2182239.html Newcastle sign Australian teenager Garang Kuol