Newcastle United in talks to sign Reagan Thomson – Report
Newcastle United are in talks to sign Reagan Thomson according to reports on Tuesday morning.
The Daily Record say that the Magpies are on the verge of closing a deal to land the young midfielder.
The newspaper saying that Newcastle have moved in to sign him despite competition from Celtic and Rangers, as well as interest from other English Premier League clubs.
Reagan Thomson is currently involved in qualifying for the 2020 UEFA European Under-17 Championships and got two assists in Scotland’s win over Iceland. He played again last night in a 2-1 defeat to Croatia but with both countries already winning both of their group matches, they had already qualified.
Scotland now go through to the Elite group stage in spring 2020, which will then decide who qualifies for the finals in Estonia.
Only 16, Reagan Thomson is highly thought of and the young midfielder currently plays for Queen’s Park.
When/if he signs for Newcastle United, Queen’s Park will receive a ‘substantial fee’ according to the Daily Record. Although you would assume that the ‘substantial’ part is more to do with Queen’s Park and fourth tier football level finances than the daft world of the Premier League today.
The report says that once a deal is agreed, Reagan Thomson will move down to Newcastle in January.
Queen’s Park are the oldest club in Scotland and arguably the most famous amateur team in the world, playing at Hampden Park and the only fully amateur team in the Scottish leagues.
Ironically, normally Queen’s Park couldn’t demand a transfer fee for a player due to their amateur status but the newspaper report says that as the midfielder is still classed as a youth player, compensation has to be paid.
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