Newcastle Tracking Brazilian Right-Back

The Daily Mail is reporting today that Newcastle United have made an enquiry with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro about their right back Marcos Rocha.

Marcos Rocha – 23 year-old Brazilian right back

Marcos will turn 24 next week, and the 6′ tall full back joined the Brazilian club back in 2005, when he was 16 years old, and spent time out loan at Democrata SL-MG, CRB, Ponnte Pretaand,  and last season was at America MG.

It seems Newcastle have set up some scouts in places like Brazil and Argentina, because we are now being linked with players in South America.

The Mail is reporting Newcastle have inquired about the full-back in case they cannot get Mathieu Debuchy from Lille in January, and presumably they will want to have a right back lined up soon, in case a club comes in and pays a fee for Danny Simpson in Jnauary, who is out of contract in the summer.

Marcos has played 94 times for Atletico Mineiro, which is a club based in the city of Belo Horizonte in southeastern Brazil, and we literally have no idea how good this lad is.

Atletico play in black and white stripes with black shorts and black and white socks – that’s a strange strip – and they finished second in the Brazilian Championship last season.

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