Le 10 Sport is reporting that Thiago Maia will make a decision between Genoa and Newcastle on Tuesday.
EXCLU @le10sport : Thiago Maia doit rendre sa décision demain (mardi). Offre de transfert du Genoa (7M€+50% revente) ou offre de prêt de Newcastle (avec salaire plus élevé que Genoa)… https://t.co/M3k3pPTI7y
— Alexis BERNARD (@AlexisBernard10) August 5, 2019
This tweet translates to:
Thiago Maia has to make a decision tomorrow (Tuesday). Transfer Offer from Genoa (7M € + 50% resale) or Newcastle loan offer (with higher salary than Genoa)
The link to Maia resurfaced Sunday night with reports from France that Newcastle had renewed their interest in the Brazilian. It was reported earlier today that Newcastle had made a better offer for the defensive midfielder.
However, that offer appears to be in salary and not in a transfer fee. The French outlet is reporting that Maia will have to decide between joining Genoa on a permanent or Newcastle on loan. With Newcastle, he would reportedly get higher wages.
We are not sure if their will be an option to buy in the deal but if we could get Maia in this week that would be excellent news. Like Jetro Willems, a loan deal with an option to buy might not be a bad idea. Both players saw a massive dip in form last season so maybe Newcastle are just taking precautions by only offering a loan deal initially.