We’ve finally reached the end of the Brazilian season, and that should heat up the transfer market ahead of the January window.

With Santos getting relegated to the second division for the first time in their history, that could be great news for Newcastle United, who had been linked to striker Marcos Leonardo.

TuttoMercatoWeb today features a story that, wondering how much the player will be worth with his club in the second division.

Newcastle are once again named as a club who have shown interest in ‘recent weeks’, and they may actually find a great price for this signing.

The website says that after demanding around €15m for Marcos Leonardo in the summer, Santos should drop the price and make him even cheaper.

The striker’s agent Rafael Pimenta recently claimed he’s ready to leave for Europe, so it shouldn’t take long until clubs get to sit and negotiate for his transfer.

Santos are having a presidential election at the weekend, and after that, there should be no more delays for them to finally agree a sale, and we’ll see if Newcastle will make a bid.