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.
141 comments so far
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:40 AMComment #121
You heard it here first. Solanke.
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:40 AMComment #122
Went to bed earlier as I travelled back from Turkey yesterday so sorry I didn’t reply before. Looks like a few have made points about Hendrick I would have anyway. But anyway…
Fenham (and anyone else), I think you need to look at nuances of certain topics. Right now, Hendrick is an awful player to have in the squad, as evidenced by going out on loan to the division below. He’s also done very little for us since signing. All true. BUT, at the time he was known as a solid midfielder for Burnley and to get him on a free was considered a coup at the time by some people. As evidence, look at the number of games he played the following season. If we’d have paid £20m for him, that wouldn’t have been good but on a free it was good business AT THE TIME.
Sadly, the above also means that we’re saddled with his large contract…
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:43 AMComment #123
And yes, it’s clear that a certain person will argue and criticise regardless of what I say. But I don’t put Fenham in the same boat as him. I think Fenham is a passionate fan who believes what he says but can get a bit too entrenched with one perspective.
So yeah Fenham, I think it would help to look at the nuances of a topic but I respect your points of view and am happy to engage with you even when disagreeing. As long as there are no personal insults, it’s all just good Toon discussion.
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:44 AMComment #124
Now I’m back in cold, gray England, I’m off to play golf.
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:47 AMComment #125
Hendrick was never a coup, he was truly a bang average player typical of the Ashley era. Somewhat like Ryan Fraser who had become a bit of a a pariah due to his actions at Bournemouth. Nobody else seemed to want to touch him, Bruce clearly didn’t like him but Charnley wasn’t going to turn that down for free.
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:52 AMComment #126
Nijmegen – look how many games he played for Burnley in the 4 seasons before joining us. 2 of those seasons, Burnley were in the top of 10. I think Burnley really wanted to keep him too. Multiple clubs must have been interested in him on a free and I think he played over 20 games for us in that first season. I think I described it as a “bit of a coup” which might be slightly creative language but I was trying to say that he was generally considered a good signing that we got ahead of other clubs.
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:53 AMComment #127
Look how many games Ciaran Clark played for us in a mid to lower table team, signing him for free would not have been a coup.
Sep 29, 2022 at 7:59 AMComment #128
I’m not sure why you’re being held to account for something you said two years ago anyway, they were different times then. Fair enough somebody bringing it up if you’d denied you’d said it but what’s the issue here.
Sep 29, 2022 at 8:25 AMComment #129
Can someone shut the coup-gate behind them please, there’ll be steaming plats all ower the place!
Golf time, laters.
sing in the corner
Sep 29, 2022 at 8:39 AMComment #130
If this was an amnesty I would admit I thought Ciaran Clarke was a bit of a coup when we acquired him …
Sep 29, 2022 at 8:43 AMComment #131
Behave yersell, I do the jokes round here mate.
Sep 29, 2022 at 8:52 AMComment #132
Interesting reading the comments from Jane’s link regarding Hendrick. Pretty much how I remember it, with the vast majority of people thinking it was good business saying he could hit the ground running etc. Strange that just TDS gets mentioned although I might have missed some earlier posts. Reading through those posts, I seem to be the first and maybe only person to say what a woeful signing he’d be although many said he was mediocre. ‘Talentless defensive grafter with experience – Bruce’s ideal player’ and even considering he was a free, I still predicted him as the league’s worst value transfer of the season for that year. An accolade he shares with Wood.
It gives me dejavu thinking of when we signed Jeff. I could pretty much rewrite that paragraph but put Chris Wood’s name in instead of Hendrick. Its uncanny how both Hendrick and Wood had the highest win percentages too.
As for arguing about it, people who said he was a great signing will still hold firm to that opinion now. Barely anyone ever changes their opinion once they’ve committed it to paper or the web, no matter the outcome as it’s easier to engineer reasons than admit to being fallible. It seems to be human nature.
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:12 AMComment #133
I don’t think coup-gate will take off, there are too many people with comments to hide for anyone to dig up the past in this particular gate episode. I think file should be closed and classified for fifty years.
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:17 AMComment #134
Although I might add, despite numerous opportunities to discuss football yesterday the blog resembled some dust ravaged town in Oklahoma in the great depression. However, as soon as a good old fashioned witch hunt became available there seemed to be a bubbling hub of witch hunt related posts 😕
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:17 AMComment #135
Is the coup still on? Wowcher!
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:21 AMComment #136
I think Howe’s presser tomorrow will give us all a collective sigh of relief, while he keeps his head while others around him are losing theirs, it will instil the belief in us we had at the start of the season and a great performance against Man City.
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:38 AMComment #137
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:41 AMComment #138
Top of the Morn folks
In reference to Ciaran Clarke, the lad was a good signing under the previous regime and served the club very well, sadly he will be remembered more for the sending off against Norwich if memory serves me right, but the lad always give 100% for the cause and most fair minded fans will acknowledge that fact!! It looks like he will be back in the premier league next season as Sheff Utd are flying at the moment HWTL
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:48 AMComment #139
I agree with you regarding Clarke. He scored some very important goals for us. I wish the Lad well. 🙂
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:49 AMComment #140
When the Bank of England has to step in and save the British people from the British Government, and to think we thought Jeff Hendrick was the Problem 😀 😀 😀
Sep 29, 2022 at 9:53 AMComment #141
Good morning John, yes Ciaran Clarke was a good loyal servant for the Toon, are you still on your travels John? HWTL