Good On Verge Of Newcastle Move

Melbourne Heart FC confirms defender Curtis Good will travel to England later this evening for a medical with Premier League giants Newcastle United.

Melbourne Heart FC confirms defender Curtis Good will travel to England later this evening for a medical with Premier League giants Newcastle United.

Arriving at Heart from the Australian Institute of Sport, Good, 19, made an immediate and substantial impression during his debut season, registering 25 first team appearances as part of a team which reached the Hyundai A-League Finals Series.

Head Coach John Aloisi said Good-s planned move provides evidence of the strength of the development pathway present at Heart.

“It-s a fantastic opportunity for Curtis. Newcastle United is one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom, and we are absolutely delighted he has the opportunity to test his wares on such a stage,” Aloisi said.

“While Curtis will certainly be missed, his proposed transfer is a great affirmation of our youth policy, and a demonstration of the Club-s ability to assist in developing players to such an extent that they-re able to move to one of Europe-s leading competitions.

“We wish Curtis well and hope he will one day return to don the red and white stripes of our Club.”

Boasting a pre-stated desire to provide a platform for emerging talent to earn a transfer to the bright lights of Europe, Chief Executive Officer Scott Munn said Good-s journey placed the Club on the precipice of fulfilling one of its founding tenets.

“When we formed this club, it was always our goal to nurture a young talent and take him to one of the biggest clubs, in one of the biggest leagues in the world,” Munn said.

“To be on the verge of having achieved this ambition within two years is a substantial achievement and one which we hope to be replicated many times again in the future.”