It’s going to be a crucial summer for Newcastle fans this summer. If Mike Ashley doesn’t dip his hand into his pocket, Newcastle could be in for a tough season much to the distress of Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern.
Newcastle have added former Swansea midfielder, Ki Sung-yueng and signed Martin Dubravka on a permanent basis. Newcastle mustn’t stop there though as they desperately need some more options up front and also another midfielder.
The club have now set their sights on signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder, Bruno Fernandes according to Portuguese media outlet, A Bola. The midfielder was outstanding for Sporting Lisbon last season, where he scored 16 goals and also registered 20 assists in all competitions. After a training ground attack from the fans, he is one of a group of players looking to terminate their deals at the club.
Valued at £27 million by Transfermarkt, the 23-year-old was one of Sporting’s best players last season.
Capable of playing further back as a deep-lying playmaker, Fernandes is brilliant at moving the ball and building the attack from deep. He can pick the ball up from the defence under pressure but also play that cutting pass through the lines to start attacks. Moreover, the Portugal international can also push forward to play as the 10 and play from there.
As seen by his superb goal tally, Fernandes can chip in a few goals from midfield. At only 23, Newcastle would be getting an absolute gem if they can bring him to St James’ park.
The club may face some competition from West Ham for his signature but if they sign him, Benitez could have a superb midfielder to partner Jonjo Shelvey.
Thoughts Newcastle fans?