The 16-year-old currently turns out for Scottish side Queen’s Park, and it is understood that the Toon Army have fended off interest from Rangers to secure his signature.
The youngster will join up with the Magpies when the transfer window opens next month, and will command a fee because he is a youth player.
This is a good piece of business from the Magpies. Thomson may be young, but he has been attracting a lot of attention, and for the club to fend off the competition like this is a seriously impressive thing. How many times have we seen the best talent in Scottish football simply graduate their way up to playing for one of the Old Firm with no questions asked? A lot, is the answer. So for Newcastle to come in and break up that duopoly, it shows that the club have still got some kind of pulling power. It may be a while before we see Thomson anywhere near the first team, but everyone has to start somewhere, and the starlet is only three years younger than Matty Longstaff, who has had such an impressive impact since making his breakthrough this season. It’s no guarantee of anything, but this signing could end up being a major coup further down the line.