Newcastle seem to be very interested in bringing Coventry City youngster Gael Bigirimana to Tyneside.
Gael Bigirimana – 18 year-old Coventry midfielder
We reported on Monday that Newcastle were interested in the top youngster, who was voted the Championship’s Apprentice of the Year for last season.
And we had said in that report, it would now be Newcastle’s next step to agree a fee for the very talented midfielder, who was born in the Republic of Burundi in eastern Africa.
News today that Newcastle have made a bid for the player, and it’s estimated at between £500K and £1M for the youngster.
Newcastle will be bringing in a number of young players this summer to fill out their Development squad, as there has been a mini clear-out this summer, with around 12 youngsters leaving the club when their contracts expire at the end of June.
From what we can tell, this lad is a top young player who has already appeared 26 times for his club, and it’s not surprising that Coventry, who were relegated to League One last season, want to keep him.
He would be a good acquisition for the future of Newcastle, if can get him to St. James’ Park.
What do you think?