Newcastle linked with surprise move for Rony Lopes
Newcastle are on the hunt for a attacking midfielder, and Rony Lopes is a player who is thought to be on their radar.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle are linked with surprise move for Sevilla attacking midfielder Rony Lopes.
The Portugal international only joined Sevilla from Monaco in 2019 for 25 million euros and his contract runs to June 2024.
The 23-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Portugal.
Rony Lopes has represented Portugal at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 67 caps and scoring 20 goals, before making his senior international debut in November 2017. As a member of Portugal national football team, Lopes won two caps.
Adding a attacking midfielder remains Newcastle’s top priority this winter and Steve Bruce will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
Steve Bruce is a long term admirer of Lopes and believes he can get the most out of the Portugal international.
Rony Lopes would provide a good variety to Newcastle’s attack.
According to Teamtalk, “Newcastle are maintaining a watching brief on Sevilla attacker Rony Lopes ahead of launching a swoop for the player in the coming months, according to reports. The Newcastle Chronicle claims the club are ready to back manager Steve Bruce with more transfer funds in both January and next summer as he looks to turn the Magpies back into a Premier League force. And reports in Portuguese paper Record claims Sevilla new boy Lopes is very much on Bruce’s radar – despite the player only moving to the LaLiga club in a €25m deal this summer. As per the article, Bruce has asked his scouts to keep tabs on wide players ahead of the January window and Lopes is very much of his liking.”
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It would take a huge offer from Newcastle to prise the 23-year-old attacking midfielder from Sevilla.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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