Newcastle have had quite a few scouting missions to Portugal recently. Most recently, a scout was in attendance when Porto defeated Braga 4-1 in late September. Two objects of NUFC’s desire were Porto’s goalkeeper Diogo Costa and winger Pepe.
There are reports coming out of Portugal that Newcastle also hold an interest in Braga striker Vítor Oliveira (commonly known as Vitinha and not to be confused with the PSG midfielder), who started the match in September.
The Portugal U21 international signed a new contract over the summer to 2027. It reportedly contains a £26m release clause. Vitinha has been on fire so far this season with 9 goals in 20 appearances.
Newcastle are likely not interested in a winter move for the 22-year-old. The striking department is well-stocked with Callum Wilson, Alexander Isak, and Chris Wood in the ranks. Though interest in another young striker next summer makes a lot of sense.
There has also been noise about potential interest in Lille striker Jonathan David. The Canadian has been on Newcastle’s radar for years but would cost a lot of cash whereas Vitinha has a very reasonable release clause.