Benitez Reported After Talented Euro 2016 Winner

There is a report in Portugal today that Newcastle may be interested in 31 times capped Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho.

Carvalho is a defensive midfielder who has been at Sporting Lisbon since 2005 when he joined them at the age of 13 and he came through their famous Youth Academy.

He turned 24 only last Friday so he’s the right age and a number of top clubs have been interested in the player, who was born in Angola back in 1992.

Richard Carvalho – Newcastle target this summer

The report is in A Bola and in truth they have not been all that accurate in some of their previous stories linking Newcastle with players in Portugal.

But Carvalho is a very good player and would be an excellent signing for us this summer as Rafa Benitez attempts to increase the class and experience in the Newcastle squad before we start back in the Premier League in August.

While it’s still not mathematically certain we will finish in the top two it would take a miracle for us not to finish first or second in the Championship now.

I hope I’m not tempting fate by saying that!

Oh my.

The fee for Carvalho could be a problem for Newcastle and in the summer Everton made a move for him and offered a decent £16.7M, but that was much lower than Sporting’s valuation – which was £30M and up.

West Brom and Manchester City are the other two clubs mentioned to be interested, but it’s a question of whether Newcastle would be willing to pay £30M and even more for this player?

So if that’s the fee being asked we’ll let Manchester City overpay for him.

But it’s good to be linked with a player of Carvalho’s class and he played the whole game last summer when Portugal beat France 1-0 in the final to win the Euro 2016 Championship in France.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Apr 12, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Born in 1992? Must be another fella who had a hell of a tough paper round
    And I see ww is still holding out for lazaar to make it haha

  • shakerxxoo

    Apr 12, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #2

    and why not pay £30M for him ??? WHY NOT ?????????
    He is a better version than Shelvey
    much stronger , can protect the back 4 & can pass
    non stop midfielder , he can link the defense to the midfield
    WHY NOT ???? We can’t compete with West Brom ?? 🙁 🙁

    + there are some reports from Portugal says Lisbon might sell for a reduced price of 30m euro ( £25M )

    <<< good deal for any club at this price
    Sick of seeing sh*t average players getting signed
    Let's go for a big one !!!!!!!


    Apr 12, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Could hardly put Dummett as wingback could I? Kid cant control a ball plus it is how Lazaar was successful in Serie A…Santon did alright in the prem for us but I wouldnt of wanted him near a Championship side

  • Mag52

    Apr 12, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #4


    If we’re top scorers in the prem. next season, provided we go up, I’ll eat my proverbial.


    Apr 12, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Not quite sure uve got the name under the picture right there Ed Richard Carvalho?

  • U.S Magpie

    Apr 12, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Laughing my Ass off, 30 Million. Ashley would never allow that to happen, end of story.

  • toonincheek

    Apr 13, 2017 at 2:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed –
    Our thoughts remain with you and we all hope your
    treatment is successful.


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