Would Curtis Be A Good Signing For Newcastle?

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?

Would Curtis Be A Good Signing For Newcastle At £400K

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14 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    he will. 🙂

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Pardon the pun?

  • shearermania

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    as someone who lives in Melbourne and have watched this kid many times the answer is : i wouldn’t put my own money on it…..
    the a- league is such a poor standard,,,hell michael bridges and Franny jeffers are star players here..says it all..
    but then again humble pie is my favorite dish

  • Dannyo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Hoping Carr has found a gem here, supposedly one of the biggest talents in Australia atm. The national team will take him with them to training aswell.

  • TorqToon

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Rough translation of the de Jong article;

    Newcastle United is working on the arrival of Luuk de Jong. Director Derk Llambias and secretary Lee Charnley traveling Friday from England to the Netherlands in the hope of reaching an agreement on a transfer of the striker from FC Twente.

    The English club already has a higher bid filed with the Tukkers, reports TC / Tubantia. The first bid from Newcastle United was eight million pounds, which has now increased to ten million pounds – the equivalent of some 12.5 million euros. The two that come to the Netherlands on behalf of the Magpies have high hopes soon to finalize the transfer.

    De Jong is not currently at FC Twente. The attacker enjoys a vacation after he and the Dutch national team in Poland and Ukraine, for the European Championships. The 21-year old forward came in the three group matches are not in action for Holland. De Jong has played seven matches, it was once he runs. For FC, he was so far 39 times more certainly in the Eredivisie.

  • yorkshireToon

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    I can feel a signing coming in the next few days, feels definate would be amazing if we wrapped up good, debuchy and de Jong all within a week

  • ToonMauritius

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8

    TorqToon, thanks mate

  • Dannyo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Looking good, if true, must mean they’ve nearly accepted our offer.
    Ambition is shining through imo.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #10

    If lambias n charnley are goin to holland then it means a deal could b nearly done bcoz they wouldn’t waste there time goin there If they werent close to a deal, hopefully they can get Anita done aswell

  • TorqToon

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Mauritius – no worries mate. Was a good link you found.

    Would be fantastic if we could wrap these 3 up within a week. I’m getting restless now. 🙂

  • toon_army_redlichtie85

    Jun 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #12

    I live in new Zealand now and have watched the a-leauge games live in person, good is a top quality young defender and with newcastles coaches and harder opponents he will become amazing. Not straight away but give him time to adapt to harder opponents etc…

  • conaldo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #13

    Couldn’t resist the pun eh Ed?

  • FAU

    Jun 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #14

    With big respect to all other comments above and Ed. I would say he’s nowhere as good as bassong back in 2008.

    I have been living in Melbourne, and I know the standard of A league here, I know one of our best player Robbie Kruse went to aboard and didnt do very well. (its only second divison in germany)

    To be honest , I prefer Nufc sign either Kurt Zouma, Grant Hanley or Harry Maguire for CB position.

    If we sign Curtis Good, I hope my concern is wrong and he turns out to be decent CB


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