Big claims from Portugal – Newcastle now closing in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon star?

According to reports in Portugal, Sporting Lisbon’s Matheus Nunes ‘could be on the verge’ of a summer move to St James’ Park.

This comes from Portuguese newspaper Record, who have it as front page news today that Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for the 22-year-old midfielder.

While these big claims must be taken with an initial pinch of salt, it is worth noting that O Jogo – another paper in the region – reported back in January that we made a bid for the Brazilian.

They claimed that we were willing to pay a €1m loan fee for the Rio de Janeiro in a deal that would see us sign him for €12m this summer, however Sporting rejected as they were in touching distance of winning Liga NOS and didn’t want to sell.

Nunes – a 6ft central midfielder who can also operate down the right – played 39 times for the Portuguese champions last season, bagging three goals and as many assists in that time.

One to watch given our prior interest and need for a new holding midfielder this summer – even if these bold claims from Portugal may be a tad premature.

Follow us on Twitter (@NUFCBlogcouk) and on Facebook HERE

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.

One thought on “Big claims from Portugal – Newcastle now closing in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon star?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green