Newcastle United handed £6m striker 'opportunity' after missing out on Nigerian talent

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Newcastle United may be able to snap up a young striker this summer after missing out on another deal.

Newcastle United could be set to get their hands on reported target Stéphano Carrillo after a development at the youngster's current club. The 17-year-old has attracted attention aplenty ahead of turning 18 in just two months, and the Magpies are said to be keen on a deal.

Up to now, a deal has looked unlikely, but journalist Dominil Schneider, has now reported that the youngster's current club, Club Santos, are now open to a deal. The report adds that talks over a potential deal involving European clubs are already underway, and Newcastle are tipped to be one of those clubs, with Wolves also credited with an interest.

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Carrillo impressed for Mexico at the under-17s World Cup, and Club Santos are reportedly asking for a package worth more than £6million to sell him, while they also want a percentage of any future sale. Carrillo, who is a striker, would be a summer transfer, given he will not move on until after he turns 18 in March.

Elsewhere, Newcastle have been linked with a move for Nigerian striker Victor Orakpo, who impressed European clubs at a recent tournament held by Bayern Munich, according to SportWitness. Newcastle and Tottenham are said to have been interested in a deal, but they have been beaten to the punch.

Ligue 1 club Nice are said to have offered the youngster a trial, and after an the trial proved successful, he is set to join the French club. According to the report, Orakpo is expected to graduate to the first team pretty quickly after initially joining the youth ranks.

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