As we had reported this morning , from a Brazilian Football web-site, Newcastle United have indeed won the race to sign 18 year-old Brazilian wonder kid Caio Ferreira.
Caio Ferreira – Brazilian wonder kid
Sky Sports are not reporting that Newcastle have indeed captured the 18 year-old, who traveled to a number of clubs earlier this month, but Newcastle have won the race to sign the youngster, with strong competition from other Premier League sides..
The player’s English representative Lee Payne has confirmed the deal is in place.
And by all accounts Joe Kinnear even thinks the young forward can help Newcastle in the next few weeks, as the team recovers from its crippling injury list, currently at 11 senior players out.
The young forward, who plays for Clube Atletico do Porto, has Italian ancestry, and is currently waiting on his Italian passport from the embassy, which would then allow him to play in England.
Joe Kinneasr has been in constant contact with the youngster, who will travel to Newcastle when his passport comes through, expected to be next week, and will sign a 3 year contract at St. James’ Park at that time.
The player’s English agent, Lee Payne told skysports.com this afternoon:
“The deal is done, and we are now just waiting on the documents in Brazil,”
“He is such a wonderful talent, I had no doubts after seeing him in Brazil that he would soon be on his way to England.”
“It took just a matter of days for a number of clubs to express an interest in him.”
“But Newcastle finalized a deal and he is very excited to be joining such a big club.”
This is great news, that we have indeed won the race for yet another top youngster, this time one from Brazil.
This will lighten the mood, just a little bit for Newcastle fans after our FA Cup disappointment last night, but if we can also get 22 year old Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia though the door, the mood will lighten even further.
Wishing and Hoping – as always.