George Caulkin makes worrying claim on NUFC’s deal to sign Barcelona’s Marlon Santos

After news that Newcastle have now agreed a loan deal to sign Barcelona defender Marlon Santos, North-East reporter George Caulkin has admitted that the Brazilian’s work permit ‘will be an issue’.

Catalan paper ‘Sport’ broke the news this afternoon, claiming the 22-year old has now agreed a season-long loan move to St James’ Park, however the deal looks set to hinge on whether or not he’ll be granted a work permit.

Unfortunately, George Caulkin’s latest comments don’t fill us with too much confidence, with The Times reporter stating that the work permit may be ‘an issue’:

When asked about the work permit situation, the following has also been said by La Liga writer Andrew Gaffney:

“There’s no indication of when it was applied for, how long it’d take, and whether there would be time for it to be given the green light.

“So unfortunately I can’t help you with that. Only that terms between the clubs – and with the player – have been agreed.”

Fingers crossed folks – we’ll keep you posted!

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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.

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