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Newcastle United confirm signing of 17-year-old defender

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Newcastle United complete their first signing of the summer by bringing in 17-year-old defender Alex Murphy from Republic of Ireland side Galway United.

Newcastle United have completed their first signing of the summer by bringing in 17-year-old defender Alex Murphy from Galway United.

The youngster, who turns 18 in June, will join up with Elliot Dickman‘s Under-23’s side on Tyneside in July.

It is reported by ChronicleLive that the Magpies beat off competition from the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion to secure Murphy’s signature, who has come through the academy at the Irish First Division outfit.

Speaking after securing the deal for Murphy, Newcastle academy manager Steve Harper said: “We are very pleased to have secured a deal to bring Alex to Newcastle United.

“He is a very promising young player who has attracted a lot of attention from clubs. It is a real coup for our academy and is a testament to the direction the club is going in under our owners.

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