Newcastle United 'set to secure' fifth summer signing on Friday

Newcastle United are reportedly set to confirm the signing of 18-year-old left-back Jordan Hackett on July 1, following the expiration of his contract at Tottenham Hotspur.

According to Mail Online, Hackett will be Newcastle academy’s latest summer recruit with his contract at Spurs expiring on June 30.

Hackett has been capped at England Under-18s level and his arrival shows the increased emphasis Newcastle are putting on strengthening their academy set-up this summer

The Magpies have already confirmed the signing of 17-year-old defender Alex Murphy, who will also join the club on Friday.

Jordan Hackett representing England U15s (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

In addition, they have agreed a fee and personal terms for 17-year-old Kilmarnock defender Charlie McArthur.

Southampton starlet Tyler Dibling is also on United’s radar but they will face stiff competition for his signature once the 16-year-old becomes a free agent on July 1.

Hackett will become Newcastle’s fifth summer arrival in total, following on from Murphy and the senior arrivals of Matt Targett, Nick Pope and Sven Botman.