Portugal’s 18 year-old top youngster Ruben Pinto, is reportedly on Arsenal manager’s Arsene Wenger’s wanted list.
Ruben Pinto – in big demand by top clubs
The Daily Mail this morning is claiming the Benfica youngster is now being tracked by Arsene Wenger and the London club had scouts watch him last night, when he played very well for the Portugal Under-19 side against Azerbaijan.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw, after Azerbaijan had gone ahead 2-0, but a goal from Pinto helped the Portuguese youngsters salvage a draw, and the Portuguese captain played in central midfield and rallied his side in the later stages of the game.
This is interesting to Newcastle, because the Tyneside club are also reported to have the 18 year-old very high on the list of youngsters they want to bring to Newcastle.
The Magpies of course are tracking quite a few top youngsters at the moment, and just a couple of weeks ago persuaded the top rated Frenchman, 18 year-old winger Yven Moyo, to sign a four year deal on Tyneside – so they’ve already shown they can attract the very best to Tyneside.
Pinto, who was born in Arroja, is one we will follow to see if Newcastle can be successful in attracting the youngster to Tyneside.