Portuguese outlet A Bola is reporting that Newcastle were one of 22 clubs represented in Porto on Wednesday night to watch the Porto vs. Liverpool Champions League game.
The Portuguese club were crushed 5-0, but Newcastle have been credited with an interest in a few Porto players in the past.
Vincent Aboubakar – prolific Cameroon and Porto striker
One is Mexican International left-back Miguel Layun and the other veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas, but we’d be very surprised if Rafa wants to bring his 36-year-old former Real Madrid goalkeeper to Newcastle.
And at the end of last month, Layun joined Spanish La Liga club Sevilla on a loan deal for the remainder of the season with an option to buy – so it’s not Layun.
The report in Portugal is that Newcastle have been watching Porto a number of times this season, so then the question who are the players we may be after.
The most likely one is 26-year-old Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar who we have been interested in before, and it’s almost certain Rafa will want to bring in two new strikers this summer.
There was news last June that Newcastle were very close to signing the 6ft striker, but nothing came of that – may be because Mike Ashley put the brakes on the spending at Newcastle?
He has scored 52 goals in 94 appearances for Porto since signing on from Lorient back in 2014, and this season he has scored 26 goals in 32 appearances for his club.
This player knows where the net is.