Newcastle United have finalised an agreement with A-League side Central Coast Mariners for the transfer of Australian forward Garang Kuol, who will join the club in January.
The 18-year-old, who made his senior international debut for the Socceroos against New Zealand last week, has now completed his medical on Tyneside.
Kuol said: “It’s unreal. As a young boy in Australia, the Premier League is the main thing that everyone watches but nobody actually thinks they’ll reach those heights. To be one of those people, to be in the position I am, it’s amazing.”
Newcastle United sporting director, Dan Ashworth, said: “Garang is a very promising young talent and we are excited that he’ll be continuing his development as a Newcastle United player.
“Our philosophy is to invest in our Academy and in exciting young players for the future, as well as in players required to make an immediate impact in the first team.
“We wish Garang the best of luck in his remaining games with Central Coast Mariners and we hope to see him on the international stage again very soon.”
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