Newcastle set to snap-up 17-year-old Australian wonderkid Garang Kuol in shock transfer after international call-up | The Sun

NEWCASTLE are set to sign 17-year-old wonderkid Garang Koul, according to reports.

The Australian has just received a shock call-up to the national team ahead of the World Cup at the end of this year.

And BeIN Sports Australia suggest his week is about to get better claiming he is on the cusp of moving to the Premier League.

He has reportedly agreed personal terms with Newcastle and is set to sign a long-term contract worth £25,000-a-week.

Koul plays for Central Coast Mariners and he has scored five goals in 11 first-team matches.

The plan is for the teenager to stay at the A-League side until January before joining the Magpies where he will then be loaned out.

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Eddie Howe's side have reportedly not paid too much for the attacker but the club selling him could receive more in the future through add-ons and a sell-on clause.

Koul has even caught the attention of Barcelona after impressing manager Xavi in a pre-season friendly when an A-League All Stars team played the LaLiga giants.

It is claimed that Kwakuh Mensah, who represents Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is involved in the deal and will fly to Australia to help conclude the transfer.

Koul has an incredible rise to stardom with his family fleeing Sudan before he was born and he grew up in Egypt. But his family left to move to Australia as refugees.

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He is from a football family with his elder brother Alou Koul playing for Bundesliga side Stuttgart.

Newcastle are back in action this weekend and face Bournemouth in the Premier League.

They are currently 11th in the table but have lost just one match this season.

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