Barcelona clause could scupper Newcastle United move for South American wonderkid

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a move for this Brazilian wonderkid.

Newcastle United’s interest in Brazilian wonderkid Angelo Gabriel could be scuppered by a reported clause in the player’s deal.

Reports in the 17-year-old’s homeland suggest the Magpies are keen to sign the winger this summer.

However, it’s understood La Liga giants Barcelona have first refusal, should the player leave his club Santos.

Brazil’s Santos Angelo Gabriel has some water during the Copa Libertadores football tournament group stage match against Argentina’s Boca Juniors at Vila Belmiro stadium in Santos, Brazil, on May 11, 2021.

United are not only scouring the world for first-team talent, they’re also looking into the prospect of beefing up their youth setup with top quality additions.

So far this summer the club’s youth ranks have been strengthened with the signing of Galway United’s Alex Murphy and Scotland youth international Charlie McArthur, with the Kilmarnock kid agreeing personal terms on a deal.

The search goes much deeper, though, and Gabriel is thought to be on the radar of United chief scout Steve Nickson.

The South American, who has already made more than 70 appearances, is the youngest-ever goalscorer in the Copa Libertadores and the third-youngest player to play for Santos, who have produced once in a generation talents Pele and Neymar in the past.