Newcastle United have just confirmed the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana from Coventry City.
Gael Bigirimana – has signed on from Coventry City – a happy lad!
There had been news last night and early this morning that the 18 year-old was in Newcastle having his medical, and the Newcastle web-site have just posted the great news.
The Burundian-born youngster has signed a five-year contract on Tyneside, after Newcastle were able to agree an undisclosed fee with the Sky Blues. There were lots of clubs after the youngster, so this is a bit of a coup for the club.
Gail was born in Burundia, and moved with his mother in 2004 to England, having also spent some time living in Uganda, and last season he won the Championship Apprentice of the Season award, and he’s a top young talent in England.
Bigirimana played 26 times in the Championship last season for Coventry and has been with the Sky Blues since 2004.
As expected he will be part of Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley’s Development Squad, at least at the beginning of his Tyneside career, and will be given ample time to settle at Newcastle.
We warmly welcome Gail to Newcastle, and just cannot wait to see this lad play.
This is excellent news for Newcastle fans.