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Newcastle Contemplating Bid For Versatile Porto Attacker – Report

Newcastle are reportedly contemplating a bid for Porto winger Pepe according to UOLEsporte’s Jeremias Wernek. The Brazilian journalist tweeted the following earlier today which translates to:

Pepê, Portuguese champion for Porto, is in Newcastle’s sights. The English team may present an official proposal in the coming days. Grêmio has 12.5% of profit from the sale.

Pepe joined Porto from Brazil’s Gremio last summer for around £13m. The winger made 42 appearances in all competitions for the Portuguese champions, though only about half of those were starts.

The 25-year-old saw an increased presence in the starting eleven after Luis Diaz’s move to Liverpool in January. He is a right-footed winger who generally can play on the left or right.

This could be a difficult transfer to complete as he’s only been at Porto for one season. As Wernek mentions, 12.5% of any profit on a sale will go to Gremio. Porto are not short of cash after selling center-back Fabio Vieira to Arsenal earlier this week.

The versatile attacker could be seen as a cheaper option to Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby. He won’t cost anywhere near the Frenchman’s £50m valuation and would slot in nicely with Newcastle’s Brazilian contingent of Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton.

165 comments so far

  • magicmac54

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #161

    Fully Loaded Transfer Show Tonight, well worth watching fellow Toon fans HWTL


  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #162

    Gwh, tks for the comment re the Irish lads. Yes we know our footie, and we’re devilishly handsome too 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #163

    CH, I wasn’t having a go, but the shirtlifter stuff is pointless and silly.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #164

    Jail, wassup?

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 22, 2022 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #165

    Did you get a supporters number when you bought those tickets.

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