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.
89 comments so far
AnyToon in Indiana
Jan 23, 2023 at 7:36 PMComment #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 PMComment #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 PMComment #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.
Jan 23, 2023 at 7:55 PMComment #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.
Jan 23, 2023 at 7:57 PMComment #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)
Jan 23, 2023 at 8:01 PMComment #86
Well Davas, hopefully that’s a good omen as I am in the East Stand 🙂
Jan 23, 2023 at 8:05 PMComment #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.
Jan 23, 2023 at 8:06 PMComment #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 PMComment #89
Whoa -Joelinton’s name appears in Only Connect