GOAL are reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in 25 year-old Brazilian winger Jonathan Cafu, who currently plays for Bulgarian club Ludogorets.
The report is that Rafa Benitez is interested in the right winger who moved to Bulgaria from South America in the summer of 2015 for €2.2M.
Since then he has played 53 games for his club with a good 19 goals and 10 assists.
25 year-old Brazilian winger Jonathan Cafu
This season he has been in great form for his club and starred in the Champions League.
In 28 games in all competitions he has scored 11 goals and has 7 assists and he’s been attracting a number of clubs, with Premier league Champions Leicester City are also reported to be interested in the 5ft 8ins tall Brazilian forward.
The transfer fee being mentioned for the player is around €8M which is about £6.9M with today’s exchange rate.
Goal have reported Cafu has recently managed to get a Bulgarian passport, which means there would be no trouble with him joining Newcastle.
It seems that Jonathan Cafu would be one for the summer for manager Benitez and of course if we were to go after him this summer we would need to get promoted back to the Premier League.
Rafa will have already talked to Managing Director Lee Charnley about potential transfer targets this summer – some of which will be players we cannot get to the club this month – like Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson – as one possible example.
Cafu usually plays on the right wing (he’s right footed) but he can also play on the left wing and up front as an out-and-out striker.
His contract at Ludogorets has another 18 months to run.
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