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Newcastle appear to be on the verge of signing Plymouth starlet Aaron Spear after The Pilgrims’ chief executive revealed he is waiting to hear if The Magpies have confirmed the deal.

 

Spear, 15, is the subject of interest from two Premier League clubs, with Arsenal believed to be rivals to Newcastle’s bid.

 

Plymouth chief executive Michael Dunford revealed on Tuesday that the teenager had been given permission to speak to both clubs.

 

And he admits Spear could be on his way to St James’ Park in a matter of days if Kevin Keegan decides to take the plunge.

 

"Newcastle and one other Premier League club have expressed an interest in Aaron Spear,” Dunford revealed.

 

"He has been given permission to speak to them. We would like to keep him, but the lad appears adamant that he wants to talk to the Premier League clubs.

 

"We are waiting to hear from Newcastle whether they have decided to sign him.''

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His mam says he's signed:

Pilgrim agrees Magpies move

Magpies beat off rivals to land teenager

Last updated: 26th June 2008

 

Skysports.com understands Newcastle have won the race for Plymouth teenager Aaron Spear.

 

Spear has been one of the most sought-after young players in the country after impressing in Plymouth's youth teams.

 

A number of Premier League sides including Arsenal, Portsmouth and Everton have been tracking the 15-year-old but Newcastle have stolen a march on their rivals by luring the prodigious striker to Tyneside.

 

Spear held talks with Newcastle Executive Director Dennis Wise earlier this month and the teenager has plumped for the Magpies ahead of other clubs.

 

The youngster's mum, Caroline Spear, has confirmed the highly-rated youngster has agreed a deal to join Newcastle after being impressed by what they had to offer him.

 

"Aaron has agreed to join Newcastle and now we are waiting on the two clubs to agree a fee," Spear told skysports.com.

 

"We spent a couple of days up in Newcastle and met with Dennis Wise and we were very impressed by what he had to offer.

 

"A number of clubs had expressed an interest in Aaron, but he has decided he wants to go to Newcastle.

 

"We are very proud of him and we are excited about his future at Newcastle."

 

All that is required for the deal to be concluded is for the two clubs to agree a fee for the striker.

 

Spear is currently on schoolboy terms with the Pilgrims and the club would be entitled to receive a fee when he makes the move to St James' Park.

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The transfer of Plymouth Argyle youngster Aaron Spear to Newcastle United "is now close to being finalised",

said the Championship club on Thursday.

 

And the 15 year-old striker has been named in a 38-strong England U16 development training camp next month.

 

Meanwhile, United have moved to secure another 15 year -old prospect, with Velje defender Niels Bisp Rasmussen

arriving from his native Denmark for a week-long trial.

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The transfer of Plymouth Argyle youngster Aaron Spear to Newcastle United "is now close to being finalised",

said the Championship club on Thursday.

 

And the 15 year-old striker has been named in a 38-strong England U16 development training camp next month.

 

Meanwhile, United have moved to secure another 15 year -old prospect, with Velje defender Niels Bisp Rasmussen

arriving from his native Denmark for a week-long trial.

 

Exciting. Vejle Boldklub has a very good youth academy.

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Plymouth Argyle youngster Aaron Spear will finally complete his move to Newcastle United this week after the clubs agreed on a £250,000 transfer fee.

 

The long-running saga will reach a conclusion with the 15-year old striker moving to Tyneside this week. Argyle were first offered £150,000 for their prodigy but held out for more cash and a deal has now been thrashed out.

 

Dennis Wise, the Newcastle Executive Director, along with scout Lil Fuccillo, visited Plymouth in June to speak to Spear and his parents. It was after that meeting that Spear decided to join Newcastle despite interest from Arsenal, Portsmouth and Everton.

 

Spear, who has been dubbed the 'new Wayne Rooney', is currently on schoolboy terms at Home Park, and the rules state the club are entitled to receive a fee if the youngster moves to another club.

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