Belgian club to rival Newcastle United for Brazilian's signature

Belgian outfit Club Brugge have entered the race to sign midfield target Thiago Maia.

Thursday, 8th August 2019, 10:20 am
Updated Thursday, 8th August 2019, 11:20 am
FARO, PORTUGAL - JULY 20: LOSC Lille midfielder Thiago Maia from Brazil during the match between FC Porto v LOSC Lille for Algarve Football Cup 2018 at Estadio do Algarve on July 20, 2018 in Faro, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

The Brazilian has been linked with a deadline day switch to St James’s Park, with reports claiming United have tabled a loan offer for the player.

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Het Nieuwsblad claiming the Belgian side joining the Magpies and Genoa in the hunt for the Brazil under-23 international, currently of Lille.

United currently have Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Ki Sung-yeung and Jack Colback on their books in midfield.