It looks like Curtis Good, the 19 year-old Melbourne Heart defender, is still in negotiations with Newcastle, according to his agent, after Fox Sports had reported yesterday the deal had been completed.
Curtis Good – 19 year-old Melbourne Heart center-back
Fox Sports had reported yesterday that the deal had been sealed for $600, and they cited a report in the Daily Mirror, but that may have been jumping the gun a bit.
But it does seem that Newcastle are keen to get this lad to Tyneside, and should complete the deal shortly, and before training starts in six days time.
The fee mentioned for Good is somethere around £400K, and we think it would be a good deal, assuming he’s wanted at Newcastle, which seems to be the case.
The player’s agent, Zeljko Susa, told the Herald Sun in Melbourne about Newcastle’s interest:
“Discussions are ongoing and we are hopeful of a positive outcome.” “It would be a fantastic opportunity for Curtis to continue his football development with a successful club from one of the world’s best leagues.”
Good played 25 times for the Melbourne side last season – after just arriving at Melbourne a year last February, and he started 19 of those games to become the club’s first choice center-back, which is not bad for a 19 year-old, who isn’t 20 until next March.
He reminds us of the summer of 2008, when we signed Sebastien Bassong from FC Metz for £500K after a one week trial, and he became a first team regular in his very first season (his only season at it turned out), and he was our Player of the Season in our relegation season, but he was then sold to Spurs for £8M in the summer of 2009.
And the standards at Newcastle have risen considerably over the last twelve months, but Good was reported to have impressed at Newcastle when he was on trial for 10 days in April, and his agent was told after the trial that Newcastle were interested in signing the lad.
If Newcastle do get this youngster in for £400K, do you think he would be a good buy?