Newcastle swoop for Barcelona striker – reports

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

BARCELONA starlet Sandro Ramirez is set to join Newcastle United on loan, according to reports in Spain today.

BARCELONA starlet Sandro Ramirez is set to join Newcastle United on loan, according to reports in Spain today.

The Magpies are believed to have tied up a year-long deal for the striker should they stay in the Premier League.

Spanish newspaper Marca report that the 19-year-old’s agent has been on Tyneside for talks this week.

Ramirez has made 12 substitute appearances for Barca this season, scoring four goals including one in the Champions League against Ajax, but has mainly played for their B team this season with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez stiff competition.

Ramirez hails from the Canary Islands, as does Ayoze Perez, who has been a huge hit in his first season in English football.