Newcastle upon Tyne (England), Sep 30, Newcastle United has finalized a deal that will see Garang Kuol, an Australian forward, join the club in January 2023 from Central Coast Mariners of A-League.
According to Newcastle, the 18-year-old soccer star, who made his senior international debut against New Zealand for the Socceroos last week, attracted the attention of several high-profile clubs, but opted to move to St. James’ Park after completing his medical on Tyneside.
“It’s unreal. The Premier League is the most watched sport in Australia. However, no one really believes they will reach such heights. Kuol said, “It’s incredible to be one of these people, and be in the position that I am,”
He said, “Now that I have signed for Newcastle I want to train hard and play hard, hopefully go to the World Cup, and come back to this country.”
Kuol was born in Egypt and moved to Australia in January 2021 with his family to seek refuge. In December 2021, he made his senior debut with Nick Montgomery’s team. He scored within seven minutes of being introduced from the substitutes bench in a 6-0 FFA Cup win against APIA Leichhardt.
Kuol, a 17-year-old, also scored in Kuol’s A-League senior debut in April 2022 in a victory over Wellington Phoenix. He then went on to score four goals in seven of his first league appearances.
The teenager was chosen to be part of the 2022 A-League All-Stars Team that defeated Barcelona in front more than 70,000 spectators in Sydney.
“Garang is a promising young talent, and we are excited to continue his development as Newcastle United players,” stated Dan Ashworth (Norway United sporting director).
“Our philosophy is investing in our Academy and exciting young players for future success as well as players who can make an immediate impact on the first team. We wish Garang all the best in his remaining games with the Central Coast Mariners, and we look forward to seeing him again on the international stage very soon,” he said.