Newcastle are being linked with Livorno striker Paulinho, but he’s 28 and would not fit into the profile of players that Mike Ashley likes to sign for Newcastle, so we wonder if this will happen, and if he is a real target of Newcastle’s.
28 year-old Paulinho of Livorno
Sunderland were supposed to be interested in the player in the January transfer window, and the player has both a Brazilian and Italian passport.
Paulinho joined Livorno back in 2005, and he has 170 appearances for the Serie A side with 51 goals, and that includes 10 goals in 25 appearances this season, and he’s been in good form.
He has also had a couple of loan spells while at Livorno, at Grosseto in 2008 and then Sorrento the next year, to get first team experience.
On transfermkt.com Paulinho is valued at around £6M, although his club would like a fee closer to £12M – the best of luck with that one.
Paulinho is right footed and played for the Brazil U20 side back in 2005, but he has never been capped by the full Brazilian side.
We’d be surprised if Paulinho is a target of Newcastle’s this summer.
What do you think?
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