According to the Sun, Newcastle have won the race to sign Queens Park youngster Reagan Thomson.
— The Sun Football ? (@TheSunFootball) December 16, 2019
They report that an agreement has been reached for the 16-year-old between Newcastle and the Scottish League Two club. They have beaten Steven Gerrard’s Rangers to land the very promising Scotland U17 international.
Just last week, it was reported that both Newcastle and Rangers had bids rejected for the young midfielder. According to the Sun, Newcastle’s initial bid of £35k has been increased and accepted.
Queens Park is an amateur club and are due to turn professional. They had hoped to be able to hold on to Thomson. But it appears that Newcastle will land the midfielder for a moderate compensation fee.
This is excellent news as Thomson will join some other young midfielders with promising futures like Joe White and Lee Clark’s son Bobby.
Despite turning 16 just this past August, Thomson has made 9 appearances for Queens Park this season. Hopefully, he is the first in a procession of youngsters to join Newcastle as we begin to improve our Academy.