Newcastle have been linked with a move for 22-year-old Club Brugge’s center-forward Wesley Moraes since January.
Moraes is interested in a move to a bigger club this summer with the Hammers also reported to be interested in the Brazilian striker.
He moved to Club Brugge back in January 2016, and since then he has played 130 times for the Belgian club with 38 goals and 14 assists.
And in the season just ended in the Juniper League, Wesley played in 29 games and scored 10 goals and had 9 assists.
22-year-old Club Brugge’s center-forward Wesley Moraes
There’s a report today that his agent says Newcastle are in the running for him, but before there can be any move to Newcastle, Rafa Benitez would need to sign a new contract to stay at the club.
The player’s agent also says that West Ham United and Newcastle have been in contact with him for the player over the last few weeks.
Rome-based Lazio are also interested in the player.
His agent is Paulo Nehmy who has said there has already been discussions about a move to Newcastle United.
Lazio fansite TheLaziali has spoken to Nehmy who said this about his player:
“Are Lazio interested still? Yes, it is true, Lazio are interested, but between being close and getting the business done it still demands conversations.
“What about Newcastle? Are they in the running? Yes, it’s true too, we already had a conversation.”
“But, Rafa Benitez needs to renew his contract. West Ham have also made contact.”
Wesley Moraes would be an excellent signing for us this summer if we can get him, and we assume Rafa also wants Salomon Rondon of West Brom to make a permanent switch to Newcastle.
The news is that Newcastle are hoping to get the Brazilian striker around £16M, but he could cost more than that.