Newcastle United linked with exciting summer move for £9.9m-rated forward
Newcastle United are reportedly fighting two European giants for the signature of Fluminense youngster Marcos Paulo.
The transfer rumour comes from Brazilian outlet Gazeta Esportiva, who claim it is very likely he will move to a European club in the summer.
Paulo, a forward at Portugal under-19s level, made 24 appearances in Brazil last year and scored four goals.
His rising reputation in South America has caught the attention of some household names – including Barcelona and CSKA Moscow.
The Russian club are believed to have already witnessed a €7million bid turned down by Fluminese and Paulo himself as he hopes to “play in a more attractive league”.
Premier League football, of course, would fit the bill, however with a club like Barcelona interested, it could prove difficult for Steve Bruce and co.
The report claims the Catalan side have held initial talks over the 19-year-old. He is valued at £9.9m on TransferMarkt.