NUFC agree loan deal for Brazilian defender – but he’ll only be able to sign on one condition..

According to Catalan newspaper ‘Sport’, Newcastle are now ‘close’ to completing a deal to sign Barcelona defender Marlon Santos on a season-long loan – however the move will hinge on whether or not he is granted a work permit.

The 22-year old centre-back spent last season on loan with Nice – playing 27 times for the Ligue 1 side – and has played three times at senior level for Barcelona.

Sport claim that he looks all set to sign on loan (subject to work permit), with us paying a fee 2m euros for his services for the season:

North-East reporter George Caulkin has all but confirmed the latest rumour from Spain (see tweet below), however he admits that the work permit will be an ‘issue’ – which is a real worry:

Marlon has represented Brazil at U-23 level and was linked with a move to West Ham earlier this summer.

Fingers crossed!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “NUFC agree loan deal for Brazilian defender – but he’ll only be able to sign on one condition..

  1. How can this be true?…when PL rules only allow 2 concurrent loans at a Time, we have 1.Kennedy 2.Rondon.
    Please correct me if I’m wrong

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