Last week, Newcastle United’s interest in Boca Juniors midfielder Kevin Zenon was widely reported in Argentina.

With initial stories revealing the Magpies’ chase, it was then claimed the price wouldn’t be a problem for them, as they’d scout him in the superclasico against River Plate.

A fresher story from Boca Noticias on Sunday then confirmed that Newcastle would have emissaries at that match. It was said the club would have officials keep an eye on the player, as they’re tempted to sign him in the summer window.

The match at the Monumental De Nunez ended 1-1, and newspaper Olé gave Kenón, who was replaced in the final minutes of the game, was rated 6 out of 10.

For context, three Boca Juniors players got higher marks, four got the same and three got less.

“On the left. And from there to the middle. He passed well, short and long. He looked to open up play. He tried for a goal. Ended up passing to Blanco in the play of the 1-1. Good cross for Merentiel in the second half,” says the newspaper.

We shall soon learn whether Newcastle were impressed with what they saw from the midfielder in the biggest game he could play in his country.

Reports from the local media claim that he’s protected by a US$15m release clause, and Boca Juniors would not let him leave for less than that.

That doesn’t sound like a scary fee for Newcastle, though, so they’d just need to be convinced to make a move for him.