Report: Newcastle could bid for Vasco da Gama striker Marrony

Newcastle United Head Coach Steve Bruce during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at Hongkou Football Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Shanghai,...

Newcastle United's head of recruitment Steve Nickson watched Marrony in Brazil but is he on his way to the Premier League?

Marrony of Vasco da Gama at Engenhao Stadium controls the ball during a match between Botafogo and Vasco da Gama as part of the Brasileirao Series A championship on June 02, 2019 in Rio de...

Newcastle United could make a move for Vasco da Gama striker Marrony, according to Globo Esporte, after the club’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson travelled to Brazil to watch the youngster in the flesh.

Six goals in 32 games is not exactly a remarkable goal-scoring record but Marrony’s potential is clear for all to see.

At just 20, he is already the star man of a Vasco da Gama side struggling at the wrong end of the Brazilian Serie A table and all the signs suggest that he’ll be following the likes of Vinicius Jr and Gabriel Martinelli to Europe very soon.

 

Globo Esporte claim that Newcastle’s transfer chief Nickson is keeping very close tabs on the youngster and Newcastle are now expected to make a bid in the coming days.

It is likely to fall short of the £31 million release-clause in Marrony’s contract, however.

Para (R) of Flamengo struggles for the ball with Marrony of Vasco da Gama during a match between Vasco da Gama and Flamengo, as part of State Championship Final 1 at Nilton Santos Stadium...

And while the Rio-born forward is unlikely to be an immediate replacement for Salomon Rondon or Ayoze Perez, he is a sign that Newcastle are planning for the future under Steve Bruce.

Young, promising and with plenty of potential re-sale value, the fact that Marrony is the type of signing owner Mike Ashley loves also won’t go unnoticed amongst the understandably suspicious Newcastle United fanbase.

Marrony (B) of Vasco da Gama struggles for the ball with Fabio Santos of Atletico Mineiro during a match between Vasco da Gama and Atletico Mineiro as part of Brasileirao Series A 2019 at...

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