Sky Sports has reported that both Newcastle and West Ham are interested in Venezuelan winger Jefferson Savarino.
Savarino plays in the MLS with Real Salt Lake. So maybe Newcastle had a look at him when scouting Miguel Almiron, who joined Newcastle this January from Atlanta United.
The report states that both Newcastle and West Ham will have scouts watching Savarino at Venezuela’s second Copa America match this Tuesday night against Brazil.
Savarino is a right winger who can also play on the left or as an attacking midfielder. He joined Real Salt Lake permanently in January 2018 for an undisclosed fee from Venezuelan club Zulia FC. He had originally joined on loan the year before.
This season Savarino has made 13 appearances with 3 goals and 2 assists. In just over two seasons with the club from Utah, he has made 70 appearances with 16 goals and 18 assists.
Savarino is just 22-years old and has 10 caps for Venezuela. His reported fee would be about £6m.