We cannot get too serious about who Newcastle are after in the transfer market this summer, until we know we are safe in the Premier League, but there are reports coming in that Newcastle are fairly busy in the transfer market right now.
Yesterday there were reports Newcastle wanted 19 year-old Manchester City Belgian International center-back Jason Denayer, and there is a report in Spain that Newcastle have agreed to sign up 19 year-old Barcelona striker Sandro Ramirez for a season long loan deal.
Sandro Ramirez – 19 year-old Barcelona and Spain U21 striker
Sandro has played 12 times for the full Barcelona side with 4 goals, and he is certainly a top young striker who has played for all the Spanish youth sides including 3 times at the U21 level.
The report is in the Spanish daily sports newspaper Marca, and apparently his agent Gines Carvajal has been in talks with the Tyneside club in the past week, and the report suggests an agreement has been reached.
But any deal will not be signed, sealed and delivered until Newcastle are definitely in the Premier League next season, so let’s hope we can wrap that up at QPR on Saturday.
It will be a huge relief if we can do that.
Sandro was born in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands in 1995 and joined Barcelona back in 2009, and he has played 50 times with 13 goals for the Barcelona B side, but is now thought to be ready to play first team football elsewhere next season in his development as a footballer.
It seems Newcastle are determined to bring in a young striker for next season on loan, after we have been heavily linked with young 19 year-old Manchester United striker James Wilson.
But that deal presumably fell through for a couple of reasons , one is that we are not yet sure of being in the Premier League and Newcastle have been in disarray this season on a number of fronts.
The Red Devils prefer to send their top young striker to a more settled club.
Sandro Ramirez would seem to be an excellent signing for Newcastle, and it seems it’s all wrapped up – once we gain Premier League survival.