Shrewsbury Town can confirm Travis Hernes has left the club to join Newcastle for an undisclosed fee.
The 17-year-old put pen to paper on his first professional contract with us last month after graduating from our academy.
Travis made his league debut during our opening-day win over Cheltenham and also started our Carabao Cup clash at Leeds.
Last week Newcastle made an approach to take Travis on trial with a view to a permanent move – with the midfielder going on to impress during his time in the North East.
And that led to the Premier League side making a bid which we decided to accept – with the deal also including a sizeable sell-on clause and add-ons.
Director of football Micky Moore said: “Travis is a fantastic young man and everyone at Shrewsbury would like to wish him luck for his move to Newcastle.
“When I joined the club in the summer, I said I was determined to create a pathway that will see more of our academy players progress into the first team.
“Travis made his league debut against Cheltenham this season and also played in front of 35,000 fans when he started at Leeds. Both those games were a great learning experience for him.
“There is a part of me that would have loved to see Travis stay so he could continue his development here and get more games in our first team.
“However, the deal we have agreed with Newcastle is right for us as a football club.
“We also didn’t want to stand in Travis’s way as this move is a wonderful opportunity for him.
“Everyone at the football club wishes Travis the very best for the future and we will all be keeping a close eye on his career.”