Newcastle United eye Portuguese sensation but they face a battle to land the teenager

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a move for Portuguese sensation Matchoi Bobo Djalo in January.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:09 pm
Pacos Ferreira's Portuguese coach Pedro Miguel Marques da Costa Filipe (R) points at Portuguese referee Tiago Martins after being handed a red card during the Portuguese league football match between FC Porto and FC Pacos de Ferreira at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 2, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)
Pacos Ferreira's Portuguese coach Pedro Miguel Marques da Costa Filipe (R) points at Portuguese referee Tiago Martins after being handed a red card during the Portuguese league football match between FC Porto and FC Pacos de Ferreira at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 2, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

But United face a battle to land the 16-year-old, with Serie A giants Juventus keeping tabs on the player as well as Premier League rivals Everton and Southampton.

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According to Football Insider, the player has burst on the scene with Pacos de Ferreira this season.

And the report states: “A Newcastle source has told Football Insider (NUFC) scouts have regularly watched Djalo and are plotting a move.”