GARANG KUOL watched with fans as his new Newcastle team-mates thrashed Fulham.
Newcastle confirmed Kuol’s signing on Friday, with the 18-year-old joining the team in January.
But before his move, Kuol decided to soak up a Premier League game and appeared in the stands with away fans when Newcastle visited Fulham.
The 18-year-old made his international debut for Australia against New Zealand in September, becoming the youngest player since Harry Kewell to do so.
Fans also loved his participation in the game, with one quoting: “He always loved the magazines.”
A second user said: “What a boy. Love him already,” while another added, “He’ll make the prem shine.”
The teenage striker was born in Egypt before moving Down Under as a refugee.
He currently plays for A-League club Central Coast Mariners – who reportedly accepted £300,000 for him – and has scored four goals in eight league games this season.
In his announcement, Kuol said: “It’s unreal. As a young boy in Australia, the Premier League is the main thing everyone watches but nobody really believes he will reach those heights.
“To be one of those people, to be in the position that I am, is amazing.
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“Now that I’ve signed for Newcastle I want to train hard, play hard, hopefully go to the World Cup and come back here.”
Should Kuol go and perform at the tournament, he would become the Socceroos’ youngest-ever player, but he would still be a long way from the youngest to ever appear at a World Cup.
Miguel Almiron’s brilliant brace defeated Fulham as Nathaniel Chalobah’s early red card for a horror tackle saw Fulham go down 4-1.
Almiron’s first goal was particularly impressive when he threw the ball over Bernd Leno with a stunning volley.
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