Early on Monday, the Brazilian media revealed that Newcastle United are interested in Santos wonderkid Marcos Leonardo.

It was reported by UOL that the Magpies made initial contact for the signing and they now think of the best strategy to bring the 20-year-old to the Premier League.

Newcastle’s interest in Marcos Leonardo is now backed up by outlet Premier League Brasil, who add a few more details to this story.

It’s said the Magpies made contact with Santos to find about the conditions for a deal, and are currently in informal talks, with no bid made yet.

The Brazilian club reportedly told Newcastle how much they want and are waiting for a move from Eddie Howe’s side.

According to PL Brasil, the Magpies have had Marcos Leonardo on their radar since 2021. Now they’re aware there’s an agreement between Santos and the player for him to be sold next year, and should take advantage of that.

UOL had said that Santos want between €20m and €25m to get the sale done, so we shall now wait and see if Newcastle will put those numbers on the table.