Newcastle United and Everton eye move for Brazilian teenager in January transfer window

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Newcastle and Everton emerge as contenders to sign Brazilian youngster

Newcastle United have joined Premier League rivals Everton in the race to sign an and coming Brazilian attacker.

Newcastle have signed a lot of youngsters over the last few transfer windows including Tino Livramento, Lewis Hall, Anthony Gordon, Gurang Kuol and Yakubua Minteh. While the latest name on Eddie Howe’s radar is believed to be Wesley Gassova of Corinthians.

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Gassova is an 18-year-old forward who is tipped to become a rising star in Brazil’s top-flight. He made his professional debut last year when he was 17-years-old and has gone on to make 30 first team appearances whilst scoring two goals.

Football outlet Bolavip Brasil reports that Newcastle and Everton scouts have monitored the player closely throughout the season as they consider a January bid.

While TeamTalk also claims that Portuguese giants FC Porto are a fan of the player. The youngster recently signed a contract extension with Corinthians which takes him until the summer of 2027 but the deal reportedly includes a release clause of around £10m.

This would be helpful to Everton who are restrained when it comes to spending. Despite the imminent takeover from 777, they will have to be careful when they attack upcoming transfer windows.

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Similarly Newcastle have also had to tread carefully with financial fair play and this was displayed by the surprise exit of Allan Saint-Maximin to Saudi Arabia, who was used to fund further deals.

Gassova is a versatile attacker who is capable of playing in the middle and as a forward which could prove useful after the injury to new signing Harvey Barnes.

If the youngster was to move to the North East he would join fellow Brazilian duo Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes who could help integrate the player into the first team setup.

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