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.