An update has emerged regarding Newcastle United and their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon gem Goncalo Inacio…
What is the speech?
According to Record, via Sport Witness, the Magpies are plotting a swoop for the Portuguese centre-back this summer.
The report claims a deal for the 20-year-old is likely to cost around €45m (£38m) if add-ons are taken into account, with Sporting unwilling to negotiate at a level lower than that. of Reuben. Amorim considers it essential.
Eddie Howe would like it
Newcastle need to seal that deal for Inacio as Magpies head coach Eddie Howe would surely love to have him at St James’ Park. The youngster has the talent to make an immediate impact on Tyneside while also having the potential to develop further.
At the age of 20, he still has the majority of his career ahead of him, so he’s a player the club can invest in for the long term, potentially making a big profit on him in the future if he can. hone their skills in the years to come.
Would Inacio be a good recruit?
However, Inacio was able to deliver regularly for Sporting at first-team level as a young gem. Journalist Zach Lowy previously claimed he was “underestimated”, and he was greeted by people who worked with him nearby.
His former coach José Lima (quoted by Portuguese RR release) also showered the defender with praise saying: “The psychological aspect is one of his great strengths, as he shows a lot of calmness in any situation, in addition to his technical skills, in training, he could play as a left-back because his dominant foot is the left.
“Although at Sporting, now he plays on the right side, even if it’s not the dominant foot. So he has evolved and shown more confidence as the games go on. He’s a player more and more strong. He always played with quality.
In the Portuguese top flight this season, Inacio has averaged a sublime 7.14 rating from 26 starts. He helped his side keep 13 clean sheets during that time and had 2.3 tackles and interceptions per game, showing he was a key part of their resolute defence.
Therefore, Howe would surely like to work with the centre-back as he is a young player with potential who has put himself in a great position to build the rest of his career. The 20-year-old is already proving he can perform consistently at a high level for Sporting, and hopefully he can bring that consistency and quality to the Premier League next season if he joins Newcastle.
AND in other news, the ‘phenomenal’ £18m Premier League star now wants to move to NUFC, he would be their new Gazza…