Newcastle To Sign Brazilian Youngster Caio Ferriera In Summer


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.

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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.

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66 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #1

    I wonder why it fell through – if his kid is such a good player that has been posted on here over the last x months.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Paperwork – passports/work permits I’d guess…

    Would feel more comfortable if we’d wrapped this one up already.

    Maybe his agent realised we were on the verge of relegation and thought ‘lets slow things down a but here… there’s not as much money in the Championship…’

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  • Nick D

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Misleading title again Ed.
    You need to put a question mark at the end of it. That headline makes it sound like a done deal, when in reality it could be anything but.

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #4

    I wonder why only newcastle and west brom are after him if he is such a good player?

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  • broon ale

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #5

    never seen him play so i cant comment on his ability. No one else should either. I dont want to buy into the notion that because he is brazillian he is promising or gifted. I would suggest if he is “that good” there would be far greater clubs than newcastle and west brom after him

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #6

    bonnie lad him mind

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Bennytoon,

    Do spurs have a youth policy or do you concentrate on buying established players?

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Exciting future with al the young guns at the club. Now we need a manger brave enough to blood em in the first team

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  • beyethegreat

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #9
  • Mags

    Mar 6, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Brazilian Geordie is the one to give us more accurate answers. Hope he picks up this article and responds.

    The last I heard is that we had stopped interest in him!!!!

    Brazilian Geordie where are you?

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #11

    I like this lad and I hope he will become good for us. With Owen and Viduka likely to leave in the summer I hope he will be given a proper chance.

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/Don39t-write-me-off-yet.5047124.jp

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  • Why arent the club announcing the signings of these youngsters on the offical site?

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  • I mean the first thing you hear is they will be making their debut or whatever.

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  • Nick 69

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #14

    I wonder why spurs fans have to come on newcastle blogs if spurs are such a good club??? LOSER, get a fcukin life man!!

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  • bozo

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Bennytoon he is probably too cheap for spurs to waste money on.

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  • I wonder why only Spurs wanted to pay £16.5 Million for Darren Bent?

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Babytool

    He is too good for living in the filthy, crack ridden sesspits of North London

    The likes of Modric fit in there perfectly! Have you seen the clip of him?!!!

    He looks like most of the mongs that dwell in that shithole you live in 😉

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #18

    haha. Bostock,parrat,townsend,rose,obika , mason etc,etc. If you dont know about other teams youth teams its best to keep quiet.

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #19

    With all these young uns in we should walk the Championship in a couple of years!

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #20

    bennytoon

    Bostock? Is he still playing?

    He was supposed to be the biggest thing since Gazza and Rooney. If that’s the case why he does he never play?

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #21

    ronaldeano- i didnt realise newcastle was the capital of culture.

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #22

    stuart79- he played in the uefa cup as did obika,parret and mason. I think the club are trying to bring him on slowly. He isnt going to come in and start ahead of modric or palacios. Maybe when youy get relegatewd we could loan him to you for first team experience.

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #23

    everseenamackeminmilanm- I wonder why spurs didnt want to swap him for Martins?

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Very funny bennytoon-NOT

    Although your ‘super’ kids playing in the uefa cup would explain why you got dumped out on ya backside!

    Also, evertime I’ve seen Modric he’s been absolutely shocking! No way is he worth 16m!

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #25

    bennytoon , whats the attraction of mixing it with the toon fans dont spurs have a simlar site as ed’s

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #26

    bennytoon

    Facts need to be right mate- It was Nzogbia that we tried to swap for Bent not Martins

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #27

    stuart79- you didnt see modric run the show against united in the cup final or arsenal in the league? He has been worth every penny and looks quality alongside palacios.

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #28

    stuart79- it was bent. i know this for a fact.

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  • bozo

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Bennytoon he ran the show in time wasting to get to penalties?

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  • Yeah it was Bent Kinnear wanted to swap for N’Zogbia…

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  • sahota

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Hey Benny,

    Are you truly a Spurs fan. It is surprising how much you spend here commenting. I don’t have any issues with you, but was thinking that you must also be following some spurs news/blogs also. How you manage to follow spurs also and then comment on every blog post here several times a day. But just to let you know, its good to have you here might be someday you will convert to Newcastle fan. :))

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Worth every penny? Come on benny man!

    Your club is in a relegation battle with us and he cost more on his own than we spent all season!

    Oh and I certainly didn’t see him run at all against Arsenal let alone the game! Spurs only played for the last five minutes of that game!

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Modric thinks…

    “should i sign for nufc or spurs?”

    “What are the pro’s n con’s?”

    “Newcastle are a bigger club, have the best fans, have been in the CL, have a fantastic history, but with few trophys, they have a fantastic ground and it is a beautiful place to live and work”

    “spurs on the other hand, erm…er…. oh yes IVE MADE MY MIND UP!!!

    “Il sign for spurs because i know i wont fit in at Newcastle because they are a good looking bunch up there, whereas in North London they are all as pig ugly as ME and i wont feel like an outcast! Il feel right at home there!

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  • jamie

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #34

    lads ive been keeping an eye on this lad he is a f’in legend, legend. he picks up a few yellow but thats in holland he will pick up less here (we are men) his name is luis suariz plays striker for ajax absolute legend and only 22 and cheap enough with a point to prove that he can play in england dennis wise you better be reading this……….. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Su%C3%A1rez_(Uruguayan_footballer)

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  • Tony

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #35

    “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. ”
    not surprised there was a delay in his passport ,might of been quicker if he applied for an italian one

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #36

    stuart79- we are not in a relegation battle with you. After the sunderland game we will be 6 points clear.

    The arsenal game at the lane? We battered them for 90 minutes!

    Ronaldeano- Are you really this stupid or are you pretending for laughs?

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  • Stuart79

    Mar 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #37

    After the underland game? Bit presumptious ain’t ya?

    What have you achieved this season apart from one win against a poor Boro team to give you the idea you’re gonna just turn up and win!

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Babytool

    Im doing it because i want to you tosser

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 6, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #39

    And for a laugh!

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  • dougnufc

    Mar 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #40

    lets hope we sign more quality youngsters

    OFF TOPIC: finally some good news for me and maybe some of you. may 19th 2009 is the day where eminem releases his new album! “relapse”!

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