A source from Newcastle United has claimed that Shaun Mavididi has agreed terms ahead of a move to St James’ Park.
The Lowdown: Mavididi impresses
Mavididi played in an Uunder-18’s Premier League game on trial for the Magpies in the 2020/21 season (Transfermarkt), as they assessed whether or not they should sign him.
It now seems as if Newcastle have come to a decision to sign the teenage prospect, who clearly impressed them during that match and in training.
The Latest: Terms agreed
As per Football Insider, a club source has claimed that Mavididi has agreed the terms of a scholarship deal, which would then see him sign a professional contract.
The 16-year-old was released by Arsenal earlier this year, and the news outlet claims that the Magpies have beaten a number of teams in the Premier League and Championship to his signature.
Newcastle see Mavididi as a ‘potential star in the making’, and the plan is for him to link up with the academy first of all before trying to make an impression in the first team under Steve Bruce.
The Verdict: One for the future
There is very little risk in taking a punt on Mavididi, and he certainly seems to be a player for the future judging by the widespread interest in him.
Reports that he was previously at Arsenal, and that other clubs in the Premier League wanted to sign him, highlights his promise, and he could well turn out to be a big coup for Newcastle.
Should Newcastle sign Mavididi?
It will no doubt be interesting to see how the youngster gets on in the academy and whether he is capable of making that jump to the first team in future years.
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