Newcastle United are reportedly keen on signing the Juniors midfielder Alan Varela in a deal worth $18 million.

According to a report from D Sports Radio, Newcastle United are looking to sign 21-year-old Boca Juniors midfielder Alan Varela. And the Magpies have offered $18 million to secure his services in January.

The emerging Argentine midfielder has a contract with Boca Juniors until the summer of 2026. And it will be interesting to see if they are prepared to let him leave for $18 million in the January transfer window.

It is no secret that Newcastle United will have to strengthen their midfield in the coming weeks. Recent reports have linked the Magpies with Moises Caicedo. And Varela could prove to be a quality long-term edition.

The 21-year-old Argentine midfielder has the potential to develop into a quality player, and Eddie Howe could help him fulfil his potential. At $18 million, the youngster might even prove to be a bargain acquisition for Newcastle United.

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Jonjo Shelvey is currently sidelined with an injury, and the Magpies will have to replace him adequately before the January transfer window closes. Newcastle are currently in the top four and will hope to secure UEFA Champions League qualification this season.

Eddie Howe will be aware of the fact that he cannot risk weakening his squad. So the Magpies will have to bring in alternatives for the injured players. Varela has the technical and physical attributes to succeed in English football, and it remains to be seen whether he can make an instant impact at Newcastle.

The reported $18 million offer seems a reasonable price for a talented player who is still unproven. It remains to be seen whether Boca Juniors are prepared to accept it. The opportunity to join Newcastle is likely to be a tempting proposition for the youngster. The Magpies are the richest club in the world and boast an ambitious project.

Newcastle are looking to put together a quality squad that can challenge for the major trophies in the coming seasons. And Varela might keen to be a part of such an exciting project. Furthermore, playing at a higher level in the Premier League will only accelerate his development and help him improve as a player.

Eddie Howe has done well to nurture young players throughout his managerial career and he could help the emerging Argentine midfielder develop. Newcastle have shown a willingness to invest in talented young players alongside established stars. They have also shown interest in Angelo Gabriel. And Varela could prove to be another exciting addition to the squad if they can pull it off.

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