News today that there is indeed interest in Portuguese Under-20 international striker Amido Balde, and Newcastle are one of the clubs said to be interested in the youngster.
Amido Balde – 21 year-old striker
The 21 year-old 6’4″ striker who was born in Guinea-Bissauan, and he currently plays for Vitória Guimarães, was linked with Newcastle a few weeks ago.
And today Vitoria Guimaraes President Julio Mendes has told Estadio Deportivo that there is significant interest in his player:
“I can confirm that there are several clubs interested in Balde and we are studying the situation calmly and carefully”,
Baldé was released by Sporting Lisbon only last summer, and he then signed for Vitória de Guimarães in Portugal’s top division, on a two-year contract.
So it’s a little surprising that he is attracting such interest now after presumably he wasn’t good enough for Sporting last summer.
It seems that Newcastle are interested in the physical presence of the youngster, and we have to think that if Newcastle are able to get this young striker to Newcastle, it would end the pursuit for former striker Andy Carroll.
Everton are also said to be interested in the striker, but we’d be very surprised if other bigger clubs are not also keeping an eye on this top Portuguese youngster.
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