West Ham transfer target reacts to becoming Newcastle United’s latest summer signing

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The Scottish defender took to social media after completing his move to Newcastle United from Kilmarnock.

Charlie McArthur has reacted to becoming Newcastle United’s sixth summer signing.

The Magpies saw off competition from a number of Premier League clubs - including Liverpool, Manchester City, Brighton, West Ham and Wolves - to seal the 17-year-old’s signature.

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The central defender is regarded as one of Scotland’s brightest young prospects having made his senior debut with Kilmarnock aged 16.

McArthur made four appearances for Scottish Championship champions Killie last season, whilst also captaining Scotland under-17s at the European Championships in Israel.

Charlie McArthur reacts to Newcastle move

Reacting to his move to Tyneside on Instagram, McArthur said: “After the last few weeks of speculation, I’m delighted to announce that I have signed for Newcastle United. “This marks the end of my Killie journey and I would like to thank everyone involved at the club who have looked after my best interests over the years from the Killie Kickers through to the Youth Academy and finally into the first team . “It’s been a tremendous experience with a great bunch of people and the support from the fans has been amazing especially last year when I made my debut at Rugby Park. “I have watched, listened and learned and will take everything with me to continue my development. “I will never forget my roots and will be back to support my hometown whenever possible. “Alston won the league at Rugby Park!

“Chico.”

McArthur will link up the Magpies’ under-18s and becomes United’s sixth summer addition behind Matt Targett, Nick Pope, Sven Botman, Alex Murphy and Jordan Hackett.

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