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Newcastle United: Magpies set to return for Roger Fernandes

Newcastle United: Magpies set to return for Roger Fernandes -Newcastle United News

Newcastle United are reportedly set to return for Braga winger Roger Fernandes in the January transfer window.

The Lowdown: Talks held

The St. James’ Park outfit reportedly held talks with Braga over a potential move for Fernandes in the summer, but a move never materialised in the end.

After breaking onto the scene last season, where he became Portuguese football’s youngest player and scorer, the 17-year-old has surprisingly not featured at all this term, and could look to seek a move away in January.

The Latest: Newcastle return?

As per Portuguese news outlet A Bola, the new manager has not fancied Fernandes this campaign, after he made 11 senior appearances in total over all competitions last season, scoring three goals (Transfermarkt).

The Magpies ‘intend to return’ for his signature, after previous negotiations ended in ‘failure’, but both Ajax and Atletico Madrid have also ‘lined up’ to potentially sign him.

The Verdict: Another exciting talent

After signing young Australian talent Garang Kuol, who featured for his country in their first group stage game of the FIFA World Cup and is set to move to the North East in January, the Tynesiders could bring in another starlet in Fernandes.

Hailed as a player with a ‘huge future‘ by Toon podcaster Dave Harvey, he has even been touted as the next Luis Diaz, a player that has made a big impact in the Premier League with Liverpool having moved from Portuguese football.

Nonetheless, with his lack of game time at Braga, this is a deal that looks possible for Eddie Howe’s side, should they be able to negotiate a suitable fee.

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