Newcastle Closing In on Signing 18-Year-Old Wonderkid Garang Kuol Who Moved to Australia as a Refugee

Newcastle Closing In on Signing 18-Year-Old Wonderkid Garang Kuol Who Moved to Australia as a Refugee

Edwin Kiplagat
September 28, 2022 at 4:04 PM
  • Newcastle United are close to completing the signing of 18-year-old Australian wonderkid Garang Kuol from Central Coast Mariners
  • Kuol moved to Australia with his parents from Egypt after fleeing the war in Sudan
  • The youngster made his debut for Australia on Sunday and is looking to follow in the footsteps of his brother, who joined German side Stuttgart last season

Premier League side Newcastle is close to signing 18-year-old wonderkid Garang Kuol from Australian side Central Coast Mariners.

The Australian international moved to Australia as a refugee and is set to represent Australia at the World Cup, with a big move to England waiting for him.

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Garang Kuol in Australian colours. Photos by Lisa Maree Williams and Hannah Peters.
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According to 90min, the Sudan native will soon finalize a deal with the Magpies after a series of talks between the two clubs earlier this month.

Eddie Howe's side are believed to have seen off strong competition from Borussia Dortmund and will finalise the deal after the international break ends later this week.

Garang's incredible journey

Both camps have reportedly agreed on personal terms, and the move will be completed in January. Kuol made his debut against New Zealand on Sunday, and if all goes well, he will be on the plane to Qatar in November.

Kuol's family arrived in Australia as refugees from Egypt, where they lived after fleeing the war in their country, Sudan.

His father, Mawien and mother, Antonita worked as dry cleaners, while Antonita also had a job at a fruit factory.

The Sudan-born youngster made his A-League debut for Central Coast Mariners in April, scoring four goals in his first eight games. If he completes the move to England, he will join his older brother Alou, who joined the German club Stuttgart last year.

Kuol makes his Australia debut

Sports Brief earlier reported on the teenager making his debut for the Socceroos in their 2-0 win over regional rivals New Zealand in a World Cup warm-up match.

Kuol came on with 20 minutes left and caused many problems for New Zealand, resulting in a penalty which was scored by his teammate Jason Cummings

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