Newcastle have agreed a fee with Tottenham for defender Stephen Carr.

Sir Bobby Robson has been on the look out for a new right back throughout the summer and will be relieved to secure the signing of Carr before Saturday’s Premiership opener.

The Republic of Ireland right-back is expected to take a medical in the next 48 hours before completing a move thought to be worth around £2m.

Carr will join James Milner, Patrick Kluivert and Nicky Butt as new additions to Newcastle’s squad during the close-season.