With Three Days Left In Window – Newcastle May Switch To Brazilian Striker

The Sun are reporting today that Newcastle want to sign 24-year-old striker Luan.

Newcastle are said to be in with a definite chance of signing the Brazilian International after his sparkling displays for his Brazilian club Gremio this season.

Liverpool are also interested in the player but Gremio have offered him to Newcastle for £17.5M, which is less than Feyenoord want for their Danish striker Jorgensen.

That deal, however, must be closed in this transfer window.

Luan – 24-year-old Brazilian striker

The Sun are reporting his displays for Gremio have made Premier League clubs interested in bringing him to England.

To sign him means Newcastle must move quickly – which may be a challenge the way Newcastle do their transfer business – very slowly and pedantically.

Luan definitely has talent and Newcastle have to make a quick decision on which striker they sign in the next 3 days – Jorgensen from Feyenoord or Luan from Gremio.

Luan has two caps for Brazil after making his international debut in January of last year in a 1–0 friendly win against Colombia and he has been at Gremio since 2013.

The Sao Paulo born player scored 18 goals in 51 total appearances for Gremio last season.

But now Rafa Benitez has to decide which striker he wants between the two of them and sign one of them before the window slams shut on Wednesday evening.

There will still be paperwork to do whoever Newcastle decide to sign.

Time is of the essence.

Hey for only £37.5M we could sign both of them.

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19 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jan 28, 2018 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Just get both.
    It’s called hedging your bets.

  • toonincheek

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #3


    Tks for the pics.
    I pick you up on some things now and again –
    only fair to acknowledge positive postings!

  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Luan and Jorgenson instead of Gayle and Joselu
    A bit of a no brainer really
    The two in for £35m the two out for £15m
    Net spend £20m – jobs a good’un

  • Hodge

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Just do it! Put us out of our misery.

  • Hodge

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Has Tom Cairney gone anywhere?He has missed a number of games with injuries but was a stand out player last season.

  • expatmag

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #8


    Mitro and Gayle out for 15 millon quid?
    Drastically under priced

  • Nufc-83

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #9

    Hodge don’t think he’s done much this year. He is a run of the mill player you can get plenty of the likes abroad for 5m. Has no stand out attributes in my opinion.

  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Woodman; Dummet, Clark, Lascelles, Manquillo; Murphy, Shelvey, Merino, Ritchie; Perez; Gayle

  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Dire Headline from The Sun

    West Ham transfer news: Fulham want whopping £30m
    for skipper Tom Cairney after turning down Hammers’ £15m bid

  • Nufc-83

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #12

    You could get mitro and Gayle out for around 25m. Mbemba and Richie for about 20m. Would give us a decent war chest to improve big style.

  • nufc82

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #13

    Luan’s goal scoring record isn’t great, as he is more of a No. 10 and isn’t an out and out striker. Hopefully if we do buy him, we’ll also get another forward and play Luan in his best position. However, I doubt we will be buying more than one if any.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #14

    NUFC-83, yes we could, but as usual it’s too little, too late, we have 3 days left!

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 28, 2018 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Yep bracing myself for the usual we tried but just couldn’t be arsed spending money on players
    ….oh I me a get them over the line.

  • Fishermen53

    Jan 28, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #17

    All speculation probably. To me no more incomings shafted again. Wake up and smell the Brown ale

  • toonluvva

    Jan 28, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #18

    So they want £17.5M for Luan. Mr Charnley will offer way less than that. Probably about £10m.

    Sorry we just couldn’t get anyone over the line, again!


    Jan 28, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #19

    If fatty ever shows his smug face in SJP again after we sign no one & Raffa walks he should be strung up


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