Garang Kuol shows he's perfect for Eddie Howe's Newcastle with latest cameo
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Garang Kuol shows he's perfect for Eddie Howe's Newcastle with latest cameo

Newcastle United are going to sign Garang Kuol in January, and the youngster is already showing that he can be perfect for Eddie Howe’s side.

The Australian wonderkid agreed a deal to join the Magpies back in September, and is enjoying his final days with Central Coast Mariners before he heads to St James’ Park. There could also be an appearance at the World Cup before he officially becomes a Toon player.

Kuol is an incredibly exciting talent, and has really turned heads with his performances in Australia. He doesn’t have a lot of senior experience, but has done a lot with his limited minutes in the A-League.

The 18-year-old made his latest cameo in the early hours of Saturday morning. His side took on Western Sydney, and were able to win 3-0 away from home.

Kuol came off the bench once again for Central Coast Mariners, and produced a scintillating display in less than 30 minutes.

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Assists show Garang Kuol is exactly what Eddie Howe is looking for at Newcastle

Central Coast Mariners were drawing 0-0 when Kuol was introduced by manager Nick Montgomery. Three minutes later and he already had an assist.

Sydney had possession deep in their own half, with CCM making it incredibly difficult for them to get out. They were pressed high, looking to force a mistake.

And that’s exactly what happened. Kuol’s speed and desire to win possession led to a mistake, and allowed him to stab the ball towards teammate Michael Ruhs. The forward did the rest, putting his side in front.

That is exactly what Howe will want from Kuol in the future. He will need to be very switched on tactically to follow the Toon manager’s instructions. It’s what Miguel Almiron does so well on the right wing for Newcastle right now.

Then Kuol got another assist. This time he showcased his decision making and delivery.

Just minutes after the first goal, Central Coast Mariners created an overload down the right. Kuol found himself in acres of space.

The teenager was then clever and intricate enough to play a first time ball across the face of goal. And there was Ruhs to score his second.

In less than 10 minutes, Kuol had two assists. And the second will also excite Howe. He has spoke about how much he enjoyed Almiron’s second goal away to Fulham last month, that saw him tap in at the back post following Joe Willock’s cross.

The Newcastle midfielder’s ball in was just like what Kuol produced at the weekend.

He obviously isn’t the finished article, but the early signs are very promising. In the words of Chris Wood, he is a ‘very exciting talent‘.

Kuol has what it takes to become a top class player, and Newcastle are very lucky that he is going to become a Magpie very soon.