Journalist Jacque Talbot has now revealed some ‘discussions’ that have taken place between Newcastle United and Braga winger Roger Fernandes.
The Lowdown: Record-breaker
Fernandes burst onto the scene last season at Braga, and at just 15 years of age, he became the youngest player ever to feature in the Portuguese top flight.
Still only 16 and capable of playing on either flank, he is sure to attract plenty of interest this summer, and so the St. James’ Park outfit may have some competition on their hands to secure his signature.
The Latest: ‘Discussions’
Taking to Twitter, Talbot has revealed that there have already been some ‘discussions’ between the North East club and Fernandes over a possible move to Tyneside:
“Heard there was some discussions between Newcastle and Roger Fernandes of Braga.”
The Verdict: Squad player?
It is hard to envisage how exactly Fernandes would fit in should he make the move to the Magpies, given that he is only 16 and unlikely to be ready for full pelt Premier League football.
Should Newcastle sign Fernandes?
However, he is already playing senior football in Portugal, and was impressive when called upon by Braga last term, with three goals in 11 games (Transfermarkt).
The winger may not start ahead of the more experienced heads of Allan Saint-Maximin or Ryan Fraser, but he could still be a useful squad player for Eddie Howe, and so this is a deal that the Toon may be looking to the future with, spotting a talent with immense long-term potential.
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