Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Sidnei Tavares, according to Esporte ao Minuto.
However, as per the news outlet, the St. James’ Park faithful may face competition from the likes of Sporting Lisbon, Benfica, Sevilla, Almeria and Nice for the signature of the Leicester City talent.
Tavares one for the future
Tavares is very much seen as a player for the future, with his own manager Brendan Rodgers dubbing him as a ‘real talent’ after a very impressive display in a pre-season win over Birmingham City back in August of last year.
Should Newcastle sign Tavares?
The 19-year-old made his senior debut for the Foxes in their 2-0 home loss to Slavia Prague in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night, showing how much faith Rodgers has in him already at such a young age.
Tavares has a very famous cousin in the form of former Manchester United and Portugal international star Nani, who of course has won both the Premier League and the Champions League with the Red Devils.
If he is to develop to be anywhere near as good as what Nani was, then Tavares certainly has a bright future in the beautiful game.
Nonetheless, the Tyneside club may have a real player on their hands if they are able to secure his signature.
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