Newcastle are reportedly tracking another teenager for a possible January move. Over the past few months, there have been links with Rochdale’s Luke Matheson, Queens Park’s Reagan Thomson, and Carlisle’s Jarrad Branthwaite among others.
Football Insider are claiming that Newcastle have had scouts watching 16-year-old Matchoi Djalo who plays in Portugal for Pacos de Ferreira.
The right winger has made his debut in Portugal’s Liga NOS against Benfica in August making him the youngest player ever in Portugal’s top flight. He went on to make a further two appearances but has since rejoined Portugal’s youth set-up.
Matchoi Djalo– impressive young talent scouted by Newcastle
Djalo recently was capped at the under-17 level for Portugal. The 5’9″ youngster was born in Guinea-Bissau but is also Portuguese citizen.
His father Bobo Djalo was a defensive midfielder who came through the Porto ranks before spending 17 years in Portugal’s top flight for various teams. He was also a scout at Chelsea from 2008-2011.
There will be competition for the teenager as Italian champions Juventus and Everton are said to be highly interested in the youngster.
The report claims that Newcastle want to bring Djalo to Newcastle in January. There is no mention of a fee but the player does have a contract with Pacos de Ferreira until 2022.
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