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Newcastle United to make first signing of the summer – Mike Ashley allowing £250,000 outlay

4 weeks ago
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Newcastle United are now 10 days into the 2021 Premier League summer transfer window.

So far 15 deals have been agreed by Premier League clubs according to the official PL site.

With around £100m already committed by rival clubs but nothing from Newcastle United, as yet.

However, that is about to change…

The Athletic report that Newcastle United are in the process of adding £250,000 to that £100m running total of Premier League purchases.

With The Athletic stating that Liverpool’s Remi Savage is signing a three year contract at Newcastle United.

The 19 year old defender can play centre-half or left-back and has turned down a one year contract extension at Liverpool.

The Liverpool born defender has been with the Anfield club from under nines level and was part of the squad which won the FA Youth Cup in 2019.

Newcastle United have made a habit of recruiting a stream of young players who have failed to make it at other clubs. The NUFC Under 23 team has in recent times tended to be made up by a majority of cast-offs from other clubs, with none of them ever getting anywhere close to first team level.

However, this imminent Remi Savage signing is a little different.

As whilst these countless other young players have been recruited for nothing by Newcastle United because they have been released and not offered another contract, Liverpool did want to keep Savage and offered him a one year deal.

So, whilst he is a free agent after turning the scousers down, because Remi Savage is still only 19 it means Liverpool are entitled to youth development compensation, which the Athletic estimates will see Newcastle paying around £250,000 for the young defender.

Meanwhile, reports elsewhere claim that Newcastle United are going to follow up their interest in free agent Cameron Ferguson.

The 18 year old striker is the son of former NUFC forward Duncan Ferguson and after having been released by Tranmere, arrived on trial at Newcastle late last season, playing twice for the under 18s and scoring in a 4-3 win over Sunderland.

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