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Newcastle Appear To Have Come Up Short In Pursuit Of Young Brazilian

Newcastle have had a second bid for Flamengo wonderkid Matheus Franca rejected according to a Brazilian report cited by Sport Witness. Newcastle made their move for the 18-year-old last week with an offer of £14m.

That bid was rejected with negotiations continuing over the weekend. However, it now appears Newcastle’s second offer has been rejected with Flamengo’s demands proving too much for a compromise.

It was noted last week that Flamengo wanted £18m for their versatile youngster, which put Newcastle just £4m short of landing a budding superstar. Newcastle’s second offer was reportedly only slightly higher than their first one and soundly rejected.

Flamengo are also demanding a sell-on clause of 50% of any future sale be included in the deal. It appears Newcastle have balked at both the fee and the added clause with a third bid unexpected.

The report also has the following comment from Flamengo director Marcos Braz, who would not confirm Newcastle’s bid:

“We did not put Matheus França up for sale. He is not for sale. Flamengo are not interested in negotiating Matheus França at this moment.”

Newcastle’s pursuits of two promising 18-year-olds may have come up short. It was reported earlier today that Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda will head to either Arsenal or Dortmund with Newcastle out of the running.

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89 comments so far

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #81

    Wor B….I wondered if that was your tip jar someone left on the bar

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #82

    Miggy made a great pass and assist for Joelinton recently, he’s far from being a passenger.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #83

    Kingston College and Phoenix Academy forward Dujuan “Whisper” Richards is expected to go on a two-week trial with English Premier League outfit Newcastle United this week.

  • Ace50

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #84

    I was lucky today in getting a ticket for next week’s second leg. No rhyme nor reason where you end up in the queue – I have not been so lucky at other times. Anyway, nothing to do with how many away/home games I have atttended.

  • Davas

    Jan 23, 2023 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #85

    Last time NUFC were in the semi final. I was sat in the East Stand for the game (first time in a seat for a home game)


  • Ace50

    Jan 23, 2023 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #86

    Well Davas, hopefully that’s a good omen as I am in the East Stand 🙂

  • jimiley

    Jan 23, 2023 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #87

    Gordon is an upgrade on what we have so bring him in.
    100 per cent better than Murphy. Bit of a headbanger but Eddie will get him to channel it in a positive way.

  • jimiley

    Jan 23, 2023 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #88

    Mudrych is the best forward for years. 80 million is a snip. A lot of top clubs will be vexed for missing out

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 23, 2023 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #89

    Whoa -Joelinton’s name appears in Only Connect


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