NUFC in ‘advanced talks’ to sign another Brazilian – £11m asking price – Reports

According to Portuguese outlet Record, Newcastle United are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Brazilian forward Marrony.

It was confirmed by the Chronicle that Steve Nickson had been scouting the Vasco da Gama star over the past season, and the Daily Star’s Aaron Stokes claims the player could sign for a fee significantly less than his current £31m release clause.

As he states in the piece below, it’s understood the club’s ‘financial troubles’ could see them cash in on the 20-year-old for just £11m:

Stokes’ piece for the Daily Star also claims that Marrony was first offered to the club back in May during a meeting in Europe between the two parties.

Portuguese newspaper Record have also backed up these claims being made by the Star, stating Newcastle are in talks to complete a €12m (£10.7m) deal after stealing a march on Sporting Lisbon.

Considering he can play up top and out wide, is he the mystery ‘winger’ the Shields Gazette were referring to yesterday? That said, a work permit *may* prove to be a slight problem given he’s yet to feature for the national side.

It would be a risk given his age and lack of experience in any of Europe’s top leagues, however the arrival of another highly rated Brazilian could certainly excite fans ahead of the new season.

Time will tell if we are pursuing a deal here, especially when fellow forward Allan Saint-Maximin was described as our ‘no.1’ target yesterday and confirmed as a player Bruce was keen to sign.

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6 thoughts on “NUFC in ‘advanced talks’ to sign another Brazilian – £11m asking price – Reports

  1. Ice – that was my thinking.

    The usual way round that is to buy him and loan him to a European club and providing he plays enough games, can get his permit that way.

    I’m not sure we are really in that position as a club though – spending £11m or money to loan that player out – we need players in and hitting the ground running really.
    Unless there is a way round it for him to come straight in ??‍♂️.

    I hope so coz with Almiron, Joelinton, The Saint and this lad – it would be samba football back at SJP ?


  2. He cant get a permit
    Doesn’t represent nationally and the only other loop we could try is if he was on very high wages !!!! dont think that will ever be the case at the toon


  3. At least the thinking behind buying two young Brazilian forwards, possibly to support one another in adapting, seems sensible and planned. That’s got be a good sign?

    If so, it would be surprising if the work permit issues hasn’t been addressed.


  4. We all know the work permit issue will cast a problem for him but they’ll always find a loophole in the system.
    I mentioned this on the blog yesterday. On the 4 more signings story. I thought he would be the second. But hey ho…
    We are in talks though and with regard to saint maxim the talks are apparently at an advanced stage.
    Here’s hoping lads


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