Newcastle are close to adding another youngster to the Academy according to Mike McGrath with The Telegraph. Kilmarnock center-back Charlie McArthur would be the second youth signing behind Alex Murphy of Galway United, who is set to join in July.
Newcastle are close to completing deal for Kilmarnock centre-back Charlie McArthur. Scotland youth international seen as huge prospect but sources at his club say it is difficult to stand in way when youngster is targeted by a Premier League club. #NUFC #Kilmarnock
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) June 15, 2022
McArthur captained Scotland’s U17s during the Euros last month. While he only turned 17 in May, he already has 4 senior appearances for Kilmarnock. They topped the Scottish Championship last season to earn promotion to Scotland’s top flight.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Brighton, West Ham, and Wolves have all been linked with the defender over the past six months. It appears that Newcastle have won the race for the promising youngster.
His fee was reported to be £275k in links to other Premier League clubs. He has just one year left on his contract, and as McGrath states, it would be hard for Kilmarnock to stand in his way amidst this caliber of interest.