Report: Barcelona, Newcastle United Challenging PSG for Brazilian Wonderkid

If this past summer transfer window indicates how sporting advisor Luis Campos will construct Paris Saint-Germain, it’s with young players with high upside. 

Midfielder Vitinha and striker Hugo Ekitike fit into this mold. Additionally, Campos has revamped the midfield, and it appears as though the Portuguese club chief isn’t done molding the position. 

On Friday, iNews reported that Paris Saint-Germain is in the mix alongside FC Barcelona and Newcastle United for 18-year-old Vasco de Gama wonderkid Andrey Santos.

Nonetheless, Newcastle’s chief scout Steve Nickson is “firmly embedded” in the South American market and hopes to use their new status and contacts in Brazil to work on a contract.

The teenager is a box-to-box midfielder and viewed as one of Brazil’s brightest prospects, already commanding an asking price of nearly £30 million. However, local reports have indicated that Newcastle is willing to fulfill that cost.

PSG hasn’t shopped in the Brazilian market for some time, but that could change under Campos. The sporting advisor also did something that the French giants didn’t often do, shop in Ligue 1, so he isn’t afraid to debunk past trends. 

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