Report: Newcastle want to sign midfielder who is ‘too fast’, Everton move collapsed

LISBON, PORTUGAL - DECEMBER 29: Matheus Nunes of Sporting CP controls the ball during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between Sporting CP and Portimonense SC at Estadio Jose Alvalade on December 29, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Joao Rico/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Newcastle United are once again interested in signing Sporting midfielder Matheus Nunes having shown an interest last year.

O Jogo reported in January 2021 that Newcastle had offered to take Nunes on loan with an obligation to buy him for £10million.

The Newcastle trail went a little cold over the summer.

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Instead, it looked like Everton would be signing Nunes. Record eventually reported that Nunes didn’t join Everton because they didn’t appoint Nuno Espirito Santo.

Nunes has remained at Sporting, recording two goals and one assist in 16 league games this season.

The Daily Mail now suggest that Nunes is one of Newcastle’s main January targets as they desperately chase signings.

Eddie Howe needs reinforcements all over the pitch. Fortunately, he has the financial backing of PIF to get deals done.

LISBON, PORTUGAL - DECEMBER 03: (BILD OUT) Matheus Nunes of Sporting CP scores his team's third goal during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between SL Benfica and Sporting CP at Estadio da Luz on December 3, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Joao Rico/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Photo by Joao Rico/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

A new midfielder should be on the radar, and Nunes will be viewed as an exciting option.

Hailed as ‘unbelievable’ and ‘too fast’ by former Estoril teammate Goncalo Santos, Nunes is a box-to-box midfielder with real potential.

Newcastle will likely have to offer more than they did a year ago, but finally being able to bring Nunes to Tyneside could be appealing after Everton missed out.

LISBON, PORTUGAL - DECEMBER 03: Pedro Porro of Sporting CP celebrates Sporting CP third goal scored by Matheus Nunes of Sporting CP during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between SL Benfica and Sporting CP at Estadio da Luz on December 3, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)
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