Newcastle Eyeing £60M Rated Arsenal And City Target As Potential Replacement For Gordon

Wolves winger Pedro Neto is a “target” for Newcastle sporting director Paul Mitchell, according to I News.

The Portuguese international has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Manchester City over the past twelve months but the Magpies seem keen to test the waters and find out whether he would be interested in a transfer to St James’ Park.

Any offer is likely to hinge on the future of Anthony Gordon. It was reported last week that he has had his head turned by Liverpool after the Reds entered negotiations to sign the 23-year-old.

Talks collapsed after the Reds refused to include defender Jarell Quansah as part of the deal but there have been suggestions that the deal could be revived.

I News claim that Mitchell’s first priority would be to try and persuade Gordon to stay, but Neto is seemingly the replacement they have lined up if all else fails.

Wolves will demand a sizeable fee

It is believed that Neto’s asking price could be as high as £60m, which is a rather high sum for a player who has had his fair share of injury problems over the last few years.

With it being suggested that Newcastle would hold out for around £100m for Gordon, though, the club could well have the funds needed for Neto.

Are Newcastle targeting any other wingers?

Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise was believed to be Eddie Howe’s top target but he is set to join Bayern Munich. Alternatives, including the likes of Chelsea’s Noni Madueke, West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen and Leeds’ Crysencio Summerville, are also on the club’s shortlist.

There are some reports indicating a move for Barcelona’s Raphinha could be in the works, but it does appear as if Neto would be Mitchell’s first choice to strengthen the club’s options on the flanks.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.