Report: Newcastle are now eyeing South American talent after Kuol deal
Report: Newcastle are now eyeing South American talent after Kuol deal
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Report: Newcastle are now eyeing South American talent after Kuol deal

Newcastle United have agreed a deal to sign Garang Kuol, and now the Magpies plan to bring in talent from South America.

While the transfer window is closed at the moment, that has not stopped Newcastle making moves to boost their future.

Dan Ashworth fended off interest from big clubs such as Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund to sign Kuol. He will officially join Newcastle in January, costing £300,000 from Central Coast Mariners.

The 18-year-old is the latest young face to join the club, as Ashworth looks to improve Newcastle’s youth ranks. Over the summer he also brought in Alex Murphy, Charlie McArthur, Jordan Hackett and Jude Smith.

The hope will be that these players can go on to become first-team regulars at St James’ Park, and now they are eyeing a signing from across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Newcastle plan to sign youngster from South America

According to i News, Newcastle’s are planning to make more youth signings. They state that after Kuol, the next market they want to top into is South America.

Considering the amount of talent to come out of that continent, that is incredibly exciting. Toon fans don’t have to look much further than Bruno Guimaraes to know the kind of player that South America produces.

Plenty of Brazilian youngsters have been linked with moves to Newcastle in recent months, with head of recruitment Steve Nickson even travelling over for talks.

Attackers such as Angelo and Giovani have been targeted, while there have also been talks with Vasco Da Gama over 18-year-old midfielder Andrey Santos.

Whoever Newcastle bring in, it is clear that the club are trying to sign stars of the future. It is not all about signing ready-made players.

A lot of these additions might not feature for a few years, but with proper development on Tyneside they will be ready to make a big splash in black and white.

Ashworth’s youth recruitment drive is about getting ahead of the chasing pack. He wants the club to sign young players with a lot of potential who can be nurtured, rather than acquiring the finished product for a huge price.

Whether it’s Santos, Angelo, Giovani or someone else, whoever Newcastle do bring in from South America will have a lot of potential. And it will be exciting to see what they can go on and achieve in a Toon shirt.