According to sources cited by Football Insider, Sporting Lisbon defender Goncalo Inacio has attracted significant interest from Newcastle United and Manchester United.
One of the top young talents in Europe, the 21-year-old has caught the attention of some of the top clubs.
To get his client a high-paying transfer during the summer window, his agents have traveled to Italy, Spain, and England to chat with prospective clubs.
The Tyneside club is flexing its financial muscles under its Saudi owners as it prepares for a significant transfer revamp.
However, they will face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and clubs in the Champions League for Inacio’s signing.
The Portugal international, anticipated to leave Sporting Lisbon in the summer, will likely sign a deal worth over £45 million.
Eddie Howe has stated that he is eager to work with younger players who can secure their future at St James’ Park. The young talent fits Newcastle’s desired profile perfectly for a new acquisition.
It is believed that Inacio’s potential suitors, clubs around Europe, are pressuring Newcastle and Manchester United to act soon.