There were reports earlier in the week from Brazil, that Newcastle been scouting Vasca da Gama forward Marrony.
He was said to be very highly rated by Newcastle’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson. The reports mentioned that he had signed a new contract in February which had a €35m release fee in it.
A few days later, reports emerged that Vasca da Gama would be willing to sell Marrony for about a third of his reported release clause. The reports also indicated that Newcastle were in possible negotiations to bring the 20-year-old to Newcastle.
None of those reports came from local journalists, however.
Mark Douglas of the Chronicle had the following response when asked about Newcastle’s interest in Vasca Da Gama forward Marrony.
No interest from #nufc
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) July 26, 2019
That is pretty blunt from Mark. We suspect that Newcastle have scouted the player but that there are more pressing areas to address in this window than bringing in Marrony.