Liverpool have lengthy been linked with the 24-year-old, however it’s rumoured that the Brazilian has now been supplied to the Magpies, the place they may clinch their man for £17.5m ought to they sanction the switch earlier than the tip of January.
Luan’s performances for Gremio have earned himself quite a lot of admirers within the Premier League, in addition to gaining a number of caps for Brazil.
There is no such thing as a hiding the truth that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is eager to bolster his attacking choices, along with his facet solely managing to register a disappointing 22 objectives in 24 Premier League appearances this season.
They’d a bid for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen rejected final week and are additionally mentioned to be monitoring the state of affairs of Watford captain Troy Deeney, the place it has been rumoured that the striker could also be allowed to depart Vicarage Highway.
Premier League strugglers West Brom are additionally mentioned to be taken with Deeney to assist combat their battle in opposition to relegation.
One striker who might be allowed to go away is Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, who’s eager to go away St. James’ Park so as to enhance his probabilities to characterize Serbia at this summer time’s World Cup.
Rafa on Aleksandar Mitrović: “If we carry a striker, we are able to think about something other than the Premier League. If we don’t, we have to analyse rigorously. We is not going to promote any participant to a membership within the Premier League.” #NUFC pic.twitter.com/tR54yMxzTC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 26, 2018
The 23-year-old has solely managed six Premier League appearances this season – scoring one aim – and it’s understood that Benitez is prepared to half methods with the striker, although Newcastle have valued the Serb at £15m.
Brighton had a bid rejected in current days for Mitrovic, with a payment which was under Newcastle’s £15m valuation, although it’s understood the Seagulls will come again in for the striker.