Hibs talking to second out of contract Newcastle United player??

Last updated : 24 June 2007 By Steve Forbes

KRIS GATE COMING TO EASTER ROAD?

WWW.HIBERNIAN-MAD.CO.UK has learned that the Hibees are in talks with a second Newcastle United reserve player.

According to unofficial
Newcastle supporter's website http://www.nufc.com/  Hibs have entered in to talks with young Magpies defender Kris Gate.

The Hibees are understood to have already agreed terms with
Newcastle's Republic of Ireland international winger Alan O'Brien and its understood Kris Gate could soon be joining him.

Gate, 22, has been flirting about the
Newcastle first team for a while, but has found it tough to make the breakthrough. Gate spent some time on loan at League 2 side Grimsby Town in November 2005.

The young defender can play at either right or left back and apparently has lightning pace and loves to get himself forward.

Gate, like O'Brien, is out of contract but its likely Hibs would have to pay compensation for the player.

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