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Having been granted a work permit, the 19-year-old is now set to seal his move from Melbourne Heart to English Premier League club Newcastle United

Curtis Good has completed the final hurdle of his move to English Premier League outfit Newcastle United after having his work permit approved.

As Sportal revealed on Wednesday, the 19-year-old will fly to England in the coming days to officially sign his contract and link up with Newcastle's first-team squad.

The defender trialled with the club for over a week in June and impressed manager Alan Pardew enough to win a permanent deal, subject to a transfer fee being agreed between the two clubs and the granting of a work permit.

"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," Heart coach John Aloisi said later through a club statement.

"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"

Good - left-footed and comfortable on the ball - only signed a professional deal with Heart in February 2011, but stood out with his composure in his 25 A-League appearances during the 2011-12 season.

Good's move will earn Heart a reported AU$600,000.

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