Newcastle United hold a ‘serious’ interest in Brazilian youngster Angelo, according to The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder.
Angelo, 17, plays as a right winger in his homeland for Santos, the club who produced Neymar (now of Paris Saint-Germain) and Rodrygo (now of Real Madrid).
He may not be an adult yet, but he already has a release clause of £52million in his contract.
Angelo has already made 76 appearances for the club, and the majority of those (57) have come at national or even continental level, as opposed to state level.
Newcastle’s head of recruitment ‘Steve Nickson flew out to Brazil to watch him in action’, and Ryder takes that as ‘a big indication’ that their ‘interest is serious’, per Chronicle Live.
He adds that fending off elite competition for the prodigy would be a ‘big statement’ and ‘a real sign of progress’.
The sheer amount of senior football Angelo has played at such a young age bodes incredibly well.
One of his standout achievements is becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Copa Libertadores at the age of 16 years and 105 days. He broke a record that had stood for 59 years. (via Goal).
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One of the player’s former coaches even says he’s ‘like Neymar in terms of his dribbling at speed and his change of direction’.
And he could certainly follow in his footsteps by making a big move to Europe. Could this be the player Newcastle build their next generation around?
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