Transfer news

Newcastle bring in Bigirimana

July 6, 2012
By ESPN staff

Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of midfielder Gael Bigirimana from Coventry City.

Gael Bigirimana
PA PhotosGael Bigirimana impressed for Coventry during the 2011-12 season

Bigirimana, 18, has signed a five-year contract after Newcastle agreed an undisclosed fee with Coventry.

The Burundian-born youngster played 26 times in the Championship last season and won the divison's Apprentice of the Year award.

Bigirimana becomes Newcastle second signing of the summer following the arrival of Romain Amalfitano.