As per the news outlet, the Portugal youth international could be on his way out of Benfica in the summer transfer window, with the Liga Nos club currently valuing him at €30m (£25.9m).
However, Tavares is also wanted by both Burnley and Napoli, and Benfica could be persuaded into reducing their original asking price depending on the offers that they do get.
Newcastle must sign Tavares
The St. James’ Park faithful must try and sign Tavares to give some healthy competition to the likes of Jamal Lewis and Paul Dummett at left-back.
The 21-year-old may also be able to offer Steve Bruce’s team something a little different as he is a natural speedster, as football agent Cesar Boaventura, speaking to Radio Marte (via talkSPORT) back in January, described him as ‘one of the fastest players in the whole Portuguese league’ and claimed that ‘he can become one of the best in Europe.’
Should Newcastle sign Tavares?
Tavares is also still relatively young and so has a lot of potential to develop into one of European football’s top players, and there is no better league for him to do that than the high demands of the Premier League.
Nonetheless, if the North East club avoid being relegated from the top flight down to the EFL Championship, than he is certainly a player that they should be keeping their eye on.
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