Bruno Fernandes would be Newcastle United's finest playmaker for years

Portugal's midfielder Bruno Fernandes stands prior to the international friendly football match between Portugal and Netherlands at Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on March 26, 2018.

Newcastle United reportedly want to snap up the Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder.

Sporting's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring a goal during the Europa League Round of 32 second leg football match between Sporting CP and FC Astana at the...

According to A Bola, Bruno Fernandes is on Newcastle United’s radar and if they can sign him up he could be their best number 10 for years.

Newcastle are said to be interested in the Sporting Lisbon playmaker, who has been linked with a whole host of Premier League teams recently.

The likes of Liverpool and Tottenham have been said to be interested in Fernandes, after his stellar performances in the Portuguese league last season.

Portugal's midfielder Bruno Fernandes (R) vies with Spain's midfielder Sergio Busquets during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht...

Fernandes scored 16 goals and claimed 20 assists for Sporting last term, making him one of the most creative midfielders in Europe.

And if Newcastle could bring him to St. James’ Park, then he would be a treat for the Magpies crowd to watch.

Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Sporting Lisbon and Viktoria Plzen at Estadio Jose Alvalade on March 8, 2018...

Fernandes has skill, flair and a killer pass, and it has been a long time since Newcastle have had such quality in their team.

Fernandes is regarded as one of the top youngsters in European football, and if the 23-year-old does arrive at Newcastle, he could be the highest quality player they have bought to Tyneside in recent memory.

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