Newcastle United 'target' signs up with super agent as he eyes £8.7m move; Joe Willock move backed by Magpies icon

Newcastle United’s full focus is on facing Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday – but transfer gossip is always lingering.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 8:46 am

Here are the latest rumours surrounding the Magpies:

Newcastle ‘target’ signs up with super agent

Reported Newcastle United target Matheus Nunes has signed up with super agent Jorge Mendes as he eyes a summer move away from Sporting Lisbon.

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Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes has been frequently linked with Newcastle United. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Mendes has been frequently linked with the Magpies by the Portuguese media since the January transfer window.

And according to Mais Futebol, the 22-year-old midfielder, who is under contract until June 2025, has moved closer to leaving Sporting after teaming up with Mendes.

It is claimed he could be available for around £8.7million, should Newcastle act on their apparent interest.

Rob Lee wants Newcastle to sign Joe Willock from Arsenal

Newcastle should sign on-loan midfielder Joe Willock from Arsenal at the right price.

Willock has made a vital contribution since joining Steve Bruce’s side on January transfer deadline day with three goals in nine appearances.

Steve Bruce has expressed an interest in keeping Willock at St James’s Park next season, something which Lee would be happy to see.

He told This Is Futbol: “I think everyone’s got a price but I think if we can sort something out then he’s the sort of player you’d want to buy at the right price.

“It depends what Arsenal are quoting for their young players these days but he’s certainly done well enough for Newcastle to have a look at him.”

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