Newcastle United target says 'goodbye' to current club as Rafa Benitez leads the race for striker

Wesley Moraes has already said "goodbye" to his Club Brugge teammates as a move for the Newcastle United transfer target edges closer.

By Liam Kennedy
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019, 14:40
Wesley Moraes in action for Club Brugge last season - he's a target of Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez (Getty).

According to a report in Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgium, Moraes is "highly regarded" by United, who are looking to add least one new striker to their ranks this summer.

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And Moraes, at 22, could turn out to be a more suitable option for the United hierarchy, who are yet to strike a deal for Benitez's extension, despite the season ending more than a fortnight ago.

Premier League rivals West Ham United and Serie A side Lazio are also said to be interested in Moraes.