Newcastle United have a new target in Brazil, according to local reports.
Outlet Bolavip features an exclusive story saying the Magpies are interested in Palmeiras youngster Riquelme Filipi.
It’s said that Newcastle have been following several young talents in Brazil, and have now placed the 17-year-old on their list.
Riquelme is yet to make his debut for Palmeiras’ first team, and is still showing his potential in their youth tournaments.
What makes us wonder about this story is that Bolavip is not the most reliable outlet in Brazil, as they often come up with sensationalist and unrealistic stories.
Since this is a rumour which makes sense, we better keep an eye on it until a major outlet comes up with more information.
It’s worth recalling that journalist Jorge Nicola this week published a video saying there’s a Premier League club interested in the player, with Jorge Mendes involved in the talks. So that could be Newcastle, although it’d still be a guess. According to his information, Palmeiras believe the winger is worth €10m.