Newcastle United reportedly face competition from both Burnley and Napoli to sign Benfica ace Nuno Tavares, according to O Jogo.
The Serie A club are currently the most determined to sign him at this moment in time, although they are put off by his valuation of €30m (£25.7m).
Should Newcastle sign Tavares?
Luis Filipe Vieira and Rui Costa, who are both high up on the board of the Portuguese giants, will reportedly soon be given a proposal by Napoli to sign Tavares, meaning that the St. James’ Park faithful may have to act sooner rather than later in order to try and secure his signature.
Newcastle should sign Tavares
The North East club should be looking to sign Tavares at all costs. Speaking to Radio Marte (via talkSPORT) in January of this year, football agent Cesar Boaventura described the Portugal U21 international as ‘one of the fastest players in the whole Portuguese league’ and claimed that ‘he can become one of the best in Europe’. Very high praise for a player who is still just 21 years of age and has a lot of time left to fulfil his true potential.
The fact that he has been touted as a speedster as well is an extra weapon that the Tyneside club could certainly use to their advantage, given the lack of pace in the Magpies’ play under Steve Bruce.
Comparing his stats to Jamal Lewis and Paul Dummett in their respective domestic leagues so far in the 2020/21 term, the left-back has averaged more dribbles and crosses per game (Whoscored), showing that he could certainly offer Bruce’s team more of an attacking threat from the flank, should the Magpies decide to sign him.
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