£8m Pecks: Who is the star Manchester City, Newcastle and Spurs are chasing?

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Manchester City, Newcastle and Tottenham are all interested in signed a defender nicknamed Pecks.

The transfer window may be closed, but the speculation never stops - as links in recent days surrounding a player in Portugal's Primeira Liga displays.

The Mirror are one of a number of news outlets to link defender Pecks from making a switch to the Premier League from Portuguese side Gil Vicente.

The centre-back would cost £8 million - with a buyout clause in his contract at that price, with it claimed Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are all interested.

So who is he? Fear not, here are five facts on the prospect...

1) His full name is Pericles Santos Pereira, so you can see why he went with the more catchy 'Pecks'.

2) The 20-year-old is a full international for the Cape Verde Islands, making his debut earlier this year.

3) This season he has made two appearances for Gil Vicente, 13th in the Primeira Liga, playing at the weekend in their 2-0 away defeat to champions Porto.

4) Pecks has in total made just nine professional club appearances, scoring once.

5) He shares an agent with former Premier League flop Andre Santos, and Chelsea prospect Wallace.

You can see highlights of him in action against Benfica below:

Would he be a smart addition to your club or would you like to see them give an academy prospect a chance?

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