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Newcastle completes their third signing of the summer as they agree to personal terms

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Newcastle are soon to make their third signing of the summer, in the like of Scottish youngster Charlie McArthur. McArthur will follow fellow youngster Alex Murphy and left-back Matt Targett to the St. James Park. It was reported that Newcastle has already agreed to personal terms and a fee for the Scot from Kilmarnock.

Moreover, the Athletic reported that McArthur would join for a fee in the range of £350,000. It is even said that the teenager will join Newcastle’s under-23 squad when the Magpies start their pre-season in July. The teenager who rises to a height of 6ft 2’ turned 17 just this year. At this age, he is projected to be one of the brightest talents that Scotland has seen.

He wore the captain’s armband for his country in the under-17 levels and even broke into the first team of Kilmarnock. The talented teenager made four appearances in the Scottish League the previous season. He made his league debut last month against Raith Rovers. His talent attracted the interest of top teams of the Premier League like Manchester City, Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham, and Wolves. A bid of around £275,000 had also been reported.

Newcastle building a team for the future

Newcastle are increasingly looking to bolster their senior first-team squad this season. However, it seems that they are trying to plan for the future and set up an efficient academy, which could produce talented youngsters.

Newcastle’s under-18s side finished at the bottom of the league last season. On the other hand, the under-23s squad failed to qualify for the playoffs in Division 2 of the Premier League.

However, the arrival of teenagers like Murphy and McArthur to Newcastle who has senior team football experience could seriously strengthen Newcastle’s academy in the coming years.

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