There was news yesterday that Newcastle are monitoring Santos forward 17-year-old Victor Andrade, who has been described as the next Neymar, but there are also some big clubs after him, which is hardly surprising.
Victor Andrade – 17 year-old Santos forward
The youngster doesn’t turn 18 until next month, but he has already played 22 times for Santos with three goals and two assists, and has also played for the Brazilian U20 side.
Victor made his debut for Santos in June of last year, in a match against Fluminense, when he was just 16.
But Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are all said to be interested in the youngster, so there’s very little chance we can get him to Tyneside, although it’s not completely impossible.
Andrade’s agents are NVA Entertainment Group, and they have confirmed that indeed some English clubs are after their player, and this is what an NVA Entertainment Group spokesman said:
“We can confirm that there is interest in England in Victor, and not unsurprisingly from some of the bigger clubs.”
“Victor is a wonderful talent, but we and his family are calm and we are confident his future will be resolved at the right time, in the right way.”
But Santos will probably not be willing to sell until Victor is a little older and hopefully has come through like Neymar did, and then Pele’s former club can sell him at a huge transfer fee, which Newcastle wouldn’t be able to afford.
So if we are really interested, Newcastle would have to take a bit of a chance and bring him in now.
In truth, there is very little chance that Newcastle can sign this youngster, but we are always willing for Joe Kinnear to shock us – on the positive side that is.
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