Good news just posted on the Newcastle web-site, that the club have signed 19 year-old Australian center-back Curtis Good, on a long six year deal.
Curtis Good signs six year deal at Newcastle
The former Melbourne Heart defender has signed a long term deal on Tyneside, and it had been known for several weeks that he would be signing for Newcastle, but presumably he passed his medical today and signed along the dotted line.
The first team squad should be returning from Portugal today, so he will get a chance to join up with them, maybe tomorrow at training, for the first time.
And we would expect that Good will get his first game for the first team on Saturday night, when Newcastle play Den Haag in Holland, for their second last pre-season game of the summer.
Good is a very highly rated youngster, and gained his first cap for the Australian U20 side earlier this summer, but is expected to be initially part of the Newcastle Development squad, but could get a quick promotion to the first team squad, if he impresses in training.
On the web-site Newcastle said the following:
“The club wish to thank Melbourne Heart for its professionalism and cooperation throughout the transfer.”
So it seems the Melbourne club have handled the negotiations very professionally, and that’s to their credit. The fee was undisclosed but thought to be around £400K, and he joins Romain Amalfitano and Gael Bigirimana on Tyneside.
It’s great to welcome Curtis to Newcastle, and we hope he has a great career ahead of him for Newcastle United.