Newcastle United are seemingly eager to strike a deal for Flamengo sensation Matheus Franca, regardless of having had an preliminary supply rebuffed for the teenage Brazilian.
What’s the phrase?
In response to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Magpies are believed to have had a proposal of round €20m (£18m) rejected by the Rio de Janeiro membership, albeit with Eddie Howe and co nonetheless all in favour of sealing a transfer for the 18-year-old this month, supplied they don’t seem to be pressured into overpaying.
The switch guru revealed on Twitter: “Flamengo have turned down new bid from Newcastle for Matheus França — it was price €20m whole bundle. Newcastle need Matheus however they won’t overpay, clear message as final bid was near ‘inside’ Brazilian market launch clause price €25m.”
Romano had beforehand revealed earlier this month that the Tynesiders had made a proposal of round €16m (£14m), whereas stating that the likes of Lyon and Actual Madrid are additionally within the body as potential suitors.
Think about him and Gordon
This comes following the information that the St James’ Park outfit have already secured one other long-term funding with the £45m seize of Anthony Gordon from fellow Premier League aspect Everton, with the “scary” expertise – as lauded by Boreham Wooden supervisor Luke Gerrard – set to assist bolster Howe’s present attacking choices.
Though not prolific, the “fearless” starlet – as described by Newcastle legend Alan Shearer – nonetheless has a good haul of three league objectives to his title to date this season, after beforehand accruing seven purpose involvements in all competitions for the Toffees final time period.
Whereas there’s clearly a method to go for the 21-year-old to really be thought of a constant and dependable attacking risk, the hope will likely be that he could make nice strides underneath Howe’s tutelage, with the intention of solidifying his place within the beginning XI within the years to come back.
The previous Bournemouth boss might effectively have a really mouthwatering attacking partnership within the making if he’s to additionally usher in Franca to St James’ Park the close to future, with the Brazil U20 worldwide capable of thrive by means of the center whereas Gordon affords additional dynamism from the flanks.
Very similar to the previous Everton gem, the Flamengo prospect is much from the completed article, having made simply 30 appearances at first-team stage so far, however he might effectively be one other expertise who blossoms within the coming years.
Additionally like Gordon, the “thrilling” ahead – as described by expertise scout Jacek Kulig – has illustrated that he might effectively make an impression within the brief time period for the Tynesiders, having already netted seven objectives in Flamengo’s senior ranks to date.
Once more just like Newcastle’s most up-to-date arrival, the Brazilian additionally affords the advantage of with the ability to characteristic in a wide range of attacking positions, with the aforementioned Kulig having acknowledged that Franca can “play nearly in every single place.”
For all the Flamengo gem’s attacking high quality, Howe and co will even be inspired by his willingness to place within the exhausting yards defensively. He ranks within the prime 1% amongst these in his place within the ‘Males’s subsequent eight competitions’ for tackles made at a median of two.05 per recreation, with Gordon additionally sharing that hard-working trait as he averages 2.45 for a similar metric.
That similarity ought to effectively point out that the Magpies might have a probably relentless and youthful attacking duo on their arms, ought to an settlement be reached for Franca earlier than Tuesday evening’s switch deadline.