Newcastle United are reported to have have made an offer to Sporting Club of Lisbon in Portugal, for their young forward, 24 year-old Guinea-Bissauan-born Yannick Djalo.
Yannick Djalo – 24 year-old Sporting Lisbon forward
The Portuguese web-site ojojo is reporting today that Tottenham Hotspur, in addition to Newcastle, have also placed a bid for the Portuguese U23 International, who has played for all of the Portugal youth sides, as well as appearing once for the Portugal B side.
But the news today is that both English Premier League clubs have had their separate bids for the youngster rejected this week by Sporting Lisbon.
The 5’8″ player has played over 70 times for the Sporting first team with 17 goals since 2006, and he was out on loan at Casa Pia in season 2005-2006, and appeared 26 times with 16 goals for that Lisbon-based club.
Everton are also reported to be keen on the Bissau, Guinea-Bissau born player who has been at Sporting since 1997, when he was just 11years old.
Everton are yet to make a bid for the player.
The news today is that both Spurs and Newcastle have been asked to increase their bids for the player, with their President José Eduardo Bettencourt and Sports Director Costinha knowing they have to sell some players, in order to to reduce the large debts at the famous Lisbon-based club.
During last season, Djaló was a regular for the Lisbon side, playing as a striker or on either wing, and scored his first ever career hat-trick in early April, during the 5-0 hammering of Rio Ave FC.
Djalo looks a talented player from what we can tell, and seems yet another player Newcastle have bid for, if this report is to be believed.