A new name linked with a surprise move to NUFC today, with The Sun claiming that Rafa Benitez is weighing up a move for Luan after being offered the Brazilian forward for £17.5m.
The story states that Benitez has grown frustrated in the clubs attempts to sign Jorgensen (with two bids being knocked back already), which could see him move for the Gremio forward (capable of playing up top or off the front) whose bagged almost 50 goals in his last three seasons in Brazil.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be an admirer of Luan’s, however the report believes that we beat Liverpool to the punch and pull off what would be a sensational late move in the window if we were prepared to pay their modest £17.5m asking price for the Brazil international.
Firstly, you may wonder why we’d be paying £17.5m for him when we’re yet to offer over £15m for Jorgensen, however you can imagine someone like Mike Ashley seeing more re-sale value in Luan (a Brazilian 24-year-old) than Jorgensen, 27.
I’m not holding my breath (it’s the Sun and a name out of the blue), but it’s an intriguing new name linked with NUFC..