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Newcastle Have Opening Bid Rejected For Brazilian Winger – Report

A few reports from the Brazilian press recently claimed Newcastle were preparing an offer for Porto’s Pepe. Globo Esporto, by way of Sport Witness, are reporting Newcastle have pulled the trigger with a £30m bid.

The Portuguese champions have rejected the offer according to the outlet. The 25-year-old has a £60m release clause and Porto will only negotiate a fee closer to that amount. If accurate, that would cross Pepe off the shortlist.

It’s no surprise Porto are reluctant to lose the versatile Brazilian. He served as an adequate replacement for Luis Diaz when the Colombian landed in Liverpool in January. He can also play up and down both flanks.

Porto are not short of cash after selling Diaz in the winter and center-back Fabio Vieira earlier this month for close to £70m combined. Newcastle will have to either significantly improve the bid or move on to other options.

Newcastle were priced out of a move for preferred target Moussa Diaby early in the summer. Leverkusen’s quote of around £50m caused Newcastle to instantly drop the pursuit. So there seems to be little chance Newcastle will try and match Porto’s valuation of Pepe

Leeds attacker Raphinha is also being monitored but his price tag also makes a move unlikely. His teammate Jack Harrison is a more realistic target. Newcastle continue to be linked with the 25-year-old who is entering the final two years of his contract.

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17 comments so far

  • Vask

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Bud again

  • Vask

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2


  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh yesss!!!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #4

    At least it wasn’t that pesky Romford mag 😕

  • Vask

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    I would prefer not to move.


    I remember being excited about the San siro replica we were going to build on the town moor.
    I suppose that’s the thing with youth, you haven’t had time to get all sentimental with your culture. ‘-)

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    From previous, aye that would be the way to go imo, they’d just have to split the ST’s so people got every other game or just build a bigger temp stadium.

  • Vask

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7


    Soz jail… Actually I’m not! Ha!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Darn you Vask 😕

  • Vask

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Mebbies we can sell someone to Porto instead…

    Fede anyone?

  • valle

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail… If that could be feasable, then sure. Although i think we would need an 80k stadium in the end.


    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #97

    I believe it is inevitable we will have to move to a new stadium in the medium/long term. Current stadium will be updated but I don’t expect 100s of millions will be spent on it. There is no way out of it if we are going to accommodate 80,000 < 90,000 fans, especially if thousands of Saudi's cannot attend.
    I think it might be developed near the Newcastle Airport which itself will be expanded to cope with incoming flights from the middle east.
    I don't think most of our supporters can grasp the magnitude of the toons rise is going to have locally and internationally. The dream is going to be one hell of a ride folks!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    I don’t think people would stomach it being built out by the airport, it would cause uproar and take away the allure of SJP, what makes it special is that City centre location.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Judging by the way Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain are treated with kid gloves by the police, I think you can finally get away with w@nking on the bus, so long as you say it’s to raise climate awareness.

  • Vask

    Jun 28, 2022 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Only 9500 people in front of me now.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 28, 2022 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #15

    I think we’re getting carried away with 80/90K fans, those Crystal Palace tickets went to a general sale. I think 67K is more like it.

  • valle

    Jun 28, 2022 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16


    Perhaps… I was basing it on 15k not getting season tickets and a guess that demand will only rise with succes.

  • dcdick

    Jun 28, 2022 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #17

    This incessant race to be 1st poster is really boring now.

    If you really want to play that game how about taking a 7 day break from chasing it if you get a 1st post ?

    I saw one thread a while back where the same poster had made the first 6 or 7 posts without saying anything apart from “first” etc…

    Boring old fart………………… who, me ?

    Wouldn’t it be great if this blog could get back to what it says at the top of page 1



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