It was revealed this morning that Newcastle have reached an agreement in principle to sign Garang Kuol from Central Coast Mariners. The forward will arrive on Tyneside for a medical and to finalize personal terms later this week.
Some further details have since emerged on the potential deal. The Mail has revealed that Newcastle will pay just £300,000 for the 18-year-old, which is the amount of his release clause.
He will head out on loan once the move is official in January. As reported initially, there are a number of European clubs eager to bring him in for the remainder of the season.
The Northern Echo has indicated that personal terms will not be an issue. Once everything is sorted, Kuol will return to Australia to start the season with Central Coast Mariners. Their season kicks off next weekend against Newcastle Jets.
Barring any unforeseen issues, Kuol will be Newcastle’s first signing of the winter window. It’s a window Newcastle are expected to be active in despite spending north of £100m in the summer.
Newcastle have been heavily linked with Leicester’s James Maddison and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk. It should be another exciting window as the club continues to build toward a bright future.