Newcastle will have Rodrigo Vilca at Newcastle on Thursday when i’s expected that Newcastle will sign up the 21-year-old Peruvian playmaker.
And news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle could have second deal lined up for this week.
South African born defender Bradley Cross has been in talks with the club, and he is a free agent who was at Schalke in Germany.
The 19-year-old joined Schalke 04 two years ago from South Africa club Bidvest Wits.
He is now a free agent and the right footed defender has had a trial period with Newcastle.
Newcastle likely to sign 19-year-old South African Bradley Cross
The 19 year-old has been attracting attention for his good displays in Germany, and he has played for the South Africa U19 side.
So we could see both Vilca and Cross signed before the summer transfer window ends on October 5th.
We have lots of center-backs, but most are in their late 20s and early 30s, and Bruce is looking to the future if he signs the 6ft tall Cross, which now looks likely.
The defender will likely be part of the U23 set-up.
But he can play for Newcastle in the Premier League, without being part of the official 25 man group, since he’s under 21.
Cross has a UK passport as well as a South African passport, so there should be no problems in having the lad sign for Newcastle.
This could be a good signing for Newcastle, for the future.
And Steve Bruce has a good record of signing on good young players.