Newcastle United have agreed personal terms with young Queen’s Park central midfielder Reagan Thomson in a blow to Rangers and Celtic, Football Insider has learned.
The 16-year-old Scot has been the subject of strong interest from leading clubs north and south of the border after starring roles for club and country age-group sides.
A Newcastle source has told Football Insider that Thomson has decided to join Newcastle despite competing interest from Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers.
The Glasgow big guns have both tabled offers for the Scotland Under-17 international but he has snubbed their interest to head south of the border.
Queens Park have agreed what the source explained is a “nominal” fee for the youngster of less than £100,000.
Thomson is set to put pen to paper imminently before linking up with Newcastle on a permanent basis.
He will join their Under-23s development squad rather than Steve Bruce’s senior team.
Thomson has made nine first-team appearances for Queens Park this season after graduating from their youth set-up.
The 5ft 8in teenager joined the Hampden Park outfit at the age of nine and has progressed through the ranks to establish himself in their first team despite his tender age.
Capped three times by Scotland at Under-17 level, Thomson has made rapid progress for club and country this season.
Seven of his nine senior appearances have come in League Two matches, one of which was in the starting XI.
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