Newcastle United have reportedly offered €35 million to sign Andrey Santos, a target for Barcelona, in the 2023 summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Andrey Santos is the subject of interest from Newcastle United over a possible move in the 2023 summer transfer window. The Magpies have offered €35 million to secure the services of the Brazilian prodigy, a target for Barcelona.

Andrey Santos is one of the best young midfielders in Brazil in the wake of performing impressively in age-group football in his homeland in the last few years. The 18-year-old is a defensive midfielder by trade and has been impressive with his ability to read the game effortlessly. And he has made significant progress since making his first-team debut for Vasco da Gama

The Brazilian prodigy has been a regular for Vasco da Gama this season, turning out 24 times in all competitions while chipping in with five goals. Santos’s exploits have not gone unnoticed either, with several European bigwigs, including Barcelona and Newcastle United, setting their sights on him.

The interest from Barcelona stems from Sergio Busquets’s advancing years. The Barcelona captain is well into his thirties and approaching the final phase of his career. The Blaugrana will thus need to lay down a succession plan for the veteran Spanish international, with Andrey Santos emerging as a viable target.

Recent reports have claimed that Barcelona had been preparing an offer to sign the 18-year-old Brazilian prodigy from Vasco da Gama. But the Catalan giants need to fend off stiff competition from Newcastle United to secure the services of Andrey Santos.

The report claims the Magpies have already submitted an offer worth €35 million to Vasco da Gama, albeit to sign the teenage wonderkid in the 2023 summer transfer window. And Santos has emerged as a target because of the escalating interest in Bruno Guimaraes.

While Newcastle United evaded Real Madrid’s interest in Bruno Guimaraes this summer, the reigning La Liga champions remain keen on signing the Brazilian midfielder next year. And Santos might be a viable addition in a deal worth €35 million, although Barcelona might have something to say about that.

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