Newcastle United have completed a deal to sign Coventry City midfielder Gaël Bigirimana, with the two clubs said to have reached an agreement over the transfer of the 18-year-old.
Newcastle chairman Mike Ashley is keen for Newcastle to look to the future and has tasked manager Alan Pardew with finding players who will eventually push for a first team place.
Bigirimana became a regular member of the Coventry first team last season as he made 28 appearances in a side that struggled in the Championship and was eventually relegated.
He first became involved in the club when asking to join the academy when he was just 11-year-old and he quickly made an impression, rising through the ranks to force his way into the first team.
It is believed that Coventry are hopeful of putting a sell-on clause in his contract with Newcastle but will not stand in the way of him joining the Premier League club.
Newcastle have already completed a deal for 22-year-old French midfielder Romain Amalfitano who was signed earlier this summer from Reins.