Newcastle United send scouts to watch £8m Chelsea and Nottingham Forest transfer target

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The latest transfer speculation from Newcastle United are the Magpies are linked with two South American youngsters.

Newcastle United are one of a number of Premier League clubs said to have been represented at Boca Juniors in recent weeks as they assess the progress of promising defender Valentin Barco.

Valentin Barco of Boca Juniors is wanted by Brighton and a host of Premier League clubsValentin Barco of Boca Juniors is wanted by Brighton and a host of Premier League clubs
Valentin Barco of Boca Juniors is wanted by Brighton and a host of Premier League clubs

90Min have reported Newcastle, Brighton, Chelsea, Manchester City, Brentford, Wolves and Nottingham Forest have all sent scouts to watch the 19-year-old full-back in action as he continues to impress after breaking into the Boca senior setup last season.

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Barco, who is said to have an £8m release clause in his current contract, has made 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season and is viewed as a potential senior international after making his Argentina Under-20s debut in a 3-1 win against Peru last summer.

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