There is news coming out today that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan and club owner Mike Ashley have agreed to make a move for Barcelonaâ€™s midfielder, Deco.
Deco – brilliant Barcelona midfielder
Chris Mort and Kevin were locked in talks yesterday about their transfer targets, and we believe a list has been drawn up for Chairman Chris Mort to start working on.
On the list are said to be targets Wes Brown, Jermain Defoe and possibly Wayne Bridge and Wright Phillips from Chelsea. Also now possibly on that list is Deco who would be a very popular signing by Newcastle fans.
We donâ€™t know if this report is true, but Decoâ€™s name has been banded about Newcastle since Sam Allardyce arrived, and he seems to be available from his Barcelona club. This report would not be surprising to us, if it’s true.
A Brazilian by birth Deco was never called up for the Brazilian squad and in 2002, having completed six years of Portuguese residence, he received Portuguese citizenship.
After months of public debate which split Portuguese public opinion down the middle, he was called up for the Portuguese National side in 2003. He is now of course a regular for Portugal, having represented his adopted country 51 times scoring 3 goals.
He played for Porto 144 times scoring 33 goals, and has so far played for Barcelona 102 times scoring 12 goals.
Weâ€™ll have to see what happens, but what’s certainly true is that Chairman Chris Mort has his transfer targets in his sights now – we hope Deco’s one of those.