Newcastle After Portuguese League Center-Back

Newcastle United are reported to be interested in 20-year-old Cape Verde defender Pecks, who has also attracted the interest of both Manchester City and Tottenham.

Pecks

Cape Verdi born Pecks – looks older than 20 – he must worry a lot

The six-foot defender broke into the first team of Portuguese side Gil Vicente only last season, and his powerful and skillful play has attracted some of the top Premier League sides to watch him play in the Portuguese League.

Pecks has played only 10 times for Gil Vicente so far, and he is listed at around £500K by transfermarkt.com, which is within the budget of Newcastle, but that fee doesn’t seem to be very accurate – read on.

But we’ll not have much chance of signing this lad if Manchester City and Tottenham are really interested in him, and City are said to already be in the driver’s seat to get the Cape Verdi born youngster.

Cape Verdi is off the west coast of Africa, directly west of Senegal capital Dakar.

The right footed center-back has already played for his country of birth, and was in the Cape Verde squad in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.

But if the news that the Gil Vicente President has already slapped an £8M fee on his head, then Newcastle will exit right – and quickly too.

Gil Vicente President Antonio Fiusa had this to say:

“The player has a contract until 2017 and we will not sell for a low price.”

The report is that Manchester City will move in with a £5M offer for Pecks, after they have already watched the 20 year-old several times already this season.

Why is that we think Newcastle will have no chance of signing this player?

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