Newcastle United have reportedly scouted Vasco da Gama striker Marrony but will he follow fellow Brazilian Joelinton to the Premier League?

Club-record signing Joelinton might not be the only Brazilian striker on his way to Newcastle United this summer.

Reports in South America broke yesterday via GloboEsporte claiming that Vasco da Gama prodigy Marrony was on the radar of the Tyneside club. Steve Nickson, Newcastle’s head of recruitment, apparently travelled to Brazil to watch the 20-year-old in action.

Suitably impressed, the Magpies are expected to launch a bid in the coming days.

And, on Wednesday, the Chronicle backed up these claims. Just to add to the excitement surrounding what could be a real star of the future, the report suggests that Marrony could choose to play for Newcastle rather than clubs in Italy and Portugal, where he is not short of suitors.

Understandably, the Premier League represents a huge opportunity for a youngster like Marrony, who surely would have watched on in awe as compatriots like Richarlison went from little-known wonder-kids to established top level forwards on English shores.

The report adds that Marrony has a £31 million release-clause in his contract though Vasco da Gama are expected to sell for less.

And while Joelinton will offer height and presence in attack after the departure of Salomon Rondon, perhaps Marrony could add the same speed and skill provided by Ayoze Perez.

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