There was interest at Newcastle in signing 18 year old Brazilian striker Caio Ferrira in January, but it now looks like that deal fell through at the last moment.
Caio Ferriera – seems anxious to join Newcastle
It seems more than likely that Newcastle United will resurrect their interest in Caio Ferreira in the summer, and finally sign the very promising youngster.
Newcastle had already agreed a three-year deal for the 18-year-old Atletico do Porto striker in January, but the deal collapsed at the last minute.
The last we heard Caio was waiting for his Portuguese passport in late January, as he has Italian ancestry, and once he got that, the plan was for him to fly into Newcastle.
West Bromwich Albion also have shown some interest in the Brazilian, but reports in his homeland suggest Newcastle will pick up the baton in June, and it’s almost a done deal.
His agent Lee Payne told skysports.com:
“Unfortunately, the Newcastle deal fell through,”
“It was all done at our end and Caio was eagerly awaiting to get back there.”
“But just when it looked set to go through it didn’t. He is very much looking to the summer and without the constraints of the window, I don’t see it being an issue.”
In mid-January, Sky Sports had also claimed the deal was almost done, and at that time his English agent Lee Payne had said:
“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.”
If Caio joines Newcastle, as expected in the summer, he will join an ever growing list of top young players at the club.
Newcastle have signed around 12 top youngsters in the last 14 months, the latest acquisition being 16 year-old Slovenian central midfielder Haris Vuckic, who is already playing well for Newcastle Reserves, and even scored last time out.
It’s a tremendous Youth strategy the club has put in place, under the leadership of Richard Money, who has had an excellent first season in charge of the Newcastle youngsters.