Sport are reporting that Newcastle will pay a €2M loan fee for Barcelona center-back Marlon Santos and he will come to Tyneside for a season-long loan.
pHe has played 3 times for the Barcelona first team and stands 6ft tall.ending the player obtaining a work permit.The Brazilian was on loan last season at Nice in Ligue 1 where he played 27 times and it looks like the deal will go through ending the player obtaining a work permit.
He has played 3 times for the Barcelona first team and stands 6ft tall.
Sport say the deal is not yet done and Newcastle will not have an option to buy but Ashley will pay €2M for the season so for the owner it’s a good deal.
22-year-old Barcelona center-back Marlon Santos
Sport reports the player has been part of the first team squad at Barcelona this summer and played a role in their preseason matches on their US Tour.
He has played 12 times for the Brazilian U20 side.
Santos is available because Barcelona signed 23-year-old French U21 defender Clement Lenglet from Sevilla and there is no room for Marlon in the Barcelona squad this season.
The 22-year-old Brazilian signed for Barcelona last summer from Brazilian club Fluminense and we suppose he will come in to fill the gap left by the serious injury to Florian Lejeune.
But we cannot see him getting many first team games unless he can push his way past Lascelles, Clark, and Schar.
But it’s good that we will have a fourth center-back at the club next season.
It’s a pity Rafa couldn’t get an option to buy him in the loan contract – just in case the manager improves the player next season, as he did earlier this year rather dramatically with Kenedy – another Brazilian.