Newcastle are looking to concluded a deal for 19-year-old Melbourne Heart defender Curtis Good according to his manager.
Former Coventry City and Portsmouth striker John Aloisi has revealed that Good is set to fly to Newcastle to undergo a medical before completing a move to St James’ Park. If all goes well it is expected that Good will link up with our development squad where he will have the chance to impress and work his way into Alan Pardew’s first team plans.
Good had been on trial with Newcastle United and it was said that Pardew and Co were impressed with the 6ft 2in centre-half although it seemed as though interest had waned in the youngster and talk of a deal cooled off. However rather than cooling off it would appear that our interest has been bubbling away and Good may finally get his move to England in the near future.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for Curtis,” said Melbourne Heart manager John Aloisi. “Newcastle United is one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom, and we are absolutely delighted he has the opportunity to test his wares on such a stage.”
Good made his breakthrough last season with Melbourne Heart and made 25 A-League appearances for the club. He will be signed as one for the future so expectations shouldn’t be too high from the start, but players such as Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic have shown that of you can impress then you will get a shot at the first team which is something I’m sure Good is aiming to do.
Nothing official as yet although it looks as though we may have swelled our defensive options by at least one in the very near future.