Newcastle United Transfer News: Gael Bigirimana Set To Sign

Coventry City youngster reportedly on his way for a medical at St James Park.

Coventry Telegraph that he believes a move to Newcastle would be premature for the player, who has played U18 football for DR Congo:

€œGael€™s a good talent but he€™s still got a heck of a lot to learn and I€™d be really disappointed if he left. €œI was a young lad when I went to Newcastle. They are a massive club and if you aren€™t careful it eats you up if you go too soon, so you have to be very careful.€
Bigirimana joined Coventry reportedly after turning up on the club's doorstep asking for a trial, and though he was initially turned away and told to join a local club to be scouted like all other Academy prospects, before being stopped by an Academy staff member who made a quick U-turn, as the player told BBC Sport recently:
"They asked if I had all the equipment, boots, shin pads and stuff like that. I said 'yes' but I did not. They said they saw me running fast but to tell you the truth I was jogging. The next day they gave me a trial. It was near the end of the season but they took me on for the following campaign. It must have been a miracle."
So, Newcastle fans - do you think Gael Bigirimana will make a good signing? Is it one for the future? Share your thoughts below.


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