Newcastle reportedly had scouts at Porto’s 4-0 win over Setubal in the Portuguese cup competition Taca de Portugal.
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) November 25, 2019
This is the second time this season Newcastle have scouted a 4-0 Porto win against Setubal. They were reportedly there in August for a league match between the two clubs, which also ended 4-0 to Porto.
The most recent match this Sunday featured an opening goal by former Magpie Chancel Mbemba, who has scored twice in two appearances in the cup competition.
A player linked with Newcastle this past summer, Moussa Marega, was also on target for the hosts as he bagged his 5th goal of the season and his 50th for the club. Marega was reportedly a summer target of both Newcastle and West Ham.
Marega has a release clause of £27m and will turn 29 in April, so he does not fit the profile of an Ashley signing. But what he would bring to Newcastle is precisely what we need. The Malian international is lethal in front of the net.
Here is a collection of some of Marega’s goals for Porto which the club has tweeted in honor of his 50th strike for the club.
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) November 26, 2019
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