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Charlie McArthur’s transfer from Kilmarnock to Newcastle United is almost complete.
The center defender, who is seen to be one of Scotland’s most outstanding young prospects, has a deal with the Magpies in terms of both money and personal conditions.
Tommy Wright, a former United goalkeeper, gave McArthur his senior debut in October of last year when he was only 16.
A “huge, big future” is predicted for Charlie McArthur.
And after the game, Wright said: “The guys treat Charlie like a 26-year-old, which is the finest praise I can offer him.
He has trained with us for the whole preseason while I have been here. He’s a dream to work with, as we saw when we looked at him last season.
He is very, very excellent and will have a wonderful career, but I don’t want to put labels on how brilliant he is.
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He should be pleased with his debut. He has a very bright future in front of him.
Prior to leading Scotland’s under-17s in the European Championships in Israel, McArthur made a total of four appearances for Killie in the previous season.
The defender has been called a “excellent footballing center-back” and “very level-headed.”
Liverpool, Manchester City, Brighton, Wolves, and West Ham have all been credited with showing interest in the past 12 months.
After Matt Targett, Nick Pope, and Alex Murphy, McArthur is expected to be Newcastle’s fourth summer addition.
Murphy, who turns 18 on Saturday, will join Elliott Dickman’s under-23 team after joining United last month, as was previously revealed.
Similar to McArthur, signing Murphy, who has led the Republic of Ireland under-18s, is seen to be a major accomplishment.
“We are thrilled to have agreed an agreement to bring Alex to Newcastle United,” academy manager Steve Harper stated.
He is a very talented young footballer who has caught the interest of several clubs. It is a significant victory for our academy and a reflection of the course our owners are taking the club.
“I want to express my gratitude to Galway United for their support. I’ve enjoyed working with the club, and I wish John Caulfield and his players the best of success for the remainder of the season.