There are rumors in Portugal, and thatâ€™s all they are at the moment, that Newcastle United may be tracking Brazilian center-back Pedro Tonon Geromel, better known as Geromel.
Pedro Geromel – 6’2″ Brazilian central defender attracting interest
The 22-year-old is believed to have attracted the attention of Bolton Wanderers and two Russian clubs as well as Newcastle. Since Bolton are said to be interested, you have to think that Geromel was on Samâ€™s radar screen while he was still manager at Bolton.
Vitoria de Guimaraes, who play in the Portuguese Premier League, are currently placed 4th behind Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. The club is well aware of the interest in Geromel, and are believed to have placed a Â£2.5M price tag on the young Brazilian. The player himself has claimed he would prefer to remain in Portugal until the end of the season.
But it is thought the Portuguese team is short of money and would jump at any fee over Â£1.5M.
Geromel has made no secret of the fact heâ€™s love to move to the Premier league:
â€œThe Premier League is wonderful and the chance to play in England will be sensational,”“
I am pleased I am being watched but I will only study the situation at the end of the season.”
Pedro is a 6â€™2â€ central defender who was born in Sao Paulo in September, 1985 and has played for VitÃ³ria Guimaraes in Portugal since 2005. Heâ€™s considered one of the best defenders in Portugal and previously played with Desportivo de Chaves, and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras in his native Brazil.
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