Newcastle United to confirm first summer transfer window signing

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Latest Newcastle United transfer news as an update regarding the summer window emerges

Newcastle United are already making signings ahead of the summer, with a young goalkeeper confirming his upcoming arrival.

The Magpies have placed plenty of emphasis on young talent under the new regime, and their latest scouting missions have led them to a young stopper as they look to plan for the future. In truth, aside from Nick Pope, Newcastle’s goalkeeping department has been a little chaotic this season, with Martin Dubravka returning from a brief loan spell and Loris Karius coming in on a short-term deal.

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Karius is out of contract this summer, though, and fellow keeper Mark Gillespie is also out of terms, so it makes sense for Newcastle to look to the future when it comes to goalkeeper. On that note, the Magpies appear to have snapped up a young Irish goalkeeper.

Bohemians prospect Reece Byrne has confirmed on social media that he will be making the switch to St James’ Park this summer. The 18-year-old has made one senior appearance for Bohemians up to this point, representing his country at under-19s level.

Writing on Instagram with a picture signing a contract at Newcastle’s academy base with his family, Byrne wrote: “Proud day for me and my family to sign for such a big club like Newcastle, onwards and upwards from here.”

Newcastle are in the process of overhauling their academy with new talent amid a disappointing season for the under-21s, and it’s likely Byrne will be joined by a number of other signings ahead of the summer, when this deal will become official. Byrne will be hoping he can challenge for a spot in the under-21s next season.

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