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Report: Newcastle United first in line for 17-year-old ‘massive talent’ who plays like Samuel Eto’o
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Report: Newcastle United first in line for 17-year-old ‘massive talent’ who plays like Samuel Eto’o

Newcastle United are reportedly first in line to sign Australian sensation Garang Kuol, according to The Age.

The report suggests that Newcastle are among a number of European clubs interested in Kuol.

The teenager is a centre-forward, and he made his debut for Central Coast Mariners in April.

Kuol went on to score four goals in eight substitute appearances, helping his side achieve a five-match winning streak.

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The Australian, who is reportedly close to a senior call-up ahead of the World Cup, is unsurprisingly attracting a lot of interest.

His brother Alou Kuol has already made the move to Europe, signing for Stuttgart last summer.

Kuol and his family now have a decision to make on where his next career move should be.

Newcastle first in line for Kuol

Eddie Howe’s project at St. James’ Park is one of the most exciting in Europe right now.

Newcastle are likely to invest heavily over the next few years, and could attract some of the world’s biggest stars.

This may attract Kuol to Tyneside, who Football Talent Scout has already compared to Samuel Eto’o.

Newcastle are also reportedly interested in Rangers’ Cole McKinnon, and this signal a shift towards signing the world’s best young talents.

Described by his current manager Neil Montgomery as a ‘massive talent’, Newcastle would be signing a player with huge potential.

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There are obviously risks involved with signing a player with such little first-team experience.

Kuol would also fail to obtain a work permit according to The Age, however Kuol would be unlikely to be an immediate first-team option.

Newcastle being first in line to sign Kuol ahead of the likes of Barcelona is a positive sign.

And if new director of football Dan Ashworth is a fan then Newcastle should make the move.

His success at Brighton is clear to see right now, with the Seagulls sitting fourth in the Premier League.

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