There’s still no interview of our new boy Curtis Good, and we hope one will be completed today, and presumably the very highly rated young center-back will train with his new team mates today at Benton.
Curtis Good – excellent prospect
And it was good to see Newcastle thank his club Melbourne Heart, for their cooperation in the transfer of the 19 year-old, and it’s always good when a club shows a bit of class like that.
Of course the Heart pride themselves in bringing good youngsters through, so we hope a good relationship has been created between the two clubs, so we can maybe get more good youngsters from down under in the years ahead.
It’s thought the deal was for just £400K, with maybe with some follow-on payments, and of course Curtis really impressed when he had his trial at Newcastle, and although he didn’t sign a contract at that time, Newcastle let it be known they were interested in signing the youngster in the summer.
And Curtis was capped at the U20 level by Australia, after his Newcastle trial.
Melbourne Heart manager Jon Aloisi wished the young defender all the best, as he had this to say on their web-site today:
“Newcastle United is one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom, and we are absolutely delighted he has the opportunity to test his wares on such a stage,”
“While Curtis will certainly be missed, his proposed transfer is a great affirmation of our youth policy, and a demonstration of the club’s ability to assist in developing players to such an extent that they’re able to move to one of Europe’s leading competitions.”
We have a feeling that this lad could be a big surprise this coming season on the positive side, and if he’s as good as we think he is, he’ll soon be an Australian International, and we hope to get our first look at him against Den Haag on Saturday night, maybe for 45 minutes.
We haven’t had much to cheer yet in the transfer market for senior players this summer, but the three youngsters we have signed – Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis – all look great young players, and Curtis’ name is certainly the easiest one of the three to spell and pronounce correctly – that’s for sure. :D.
This is the way in which Newcastle can build up their squad in the years ahead, with these kinds of signings of top young players from around the world.