Newcastle United, which is approaching the Champions League of the European Football Association (UEFA) next season, is focusing on intercepting the Brazilian supernova.
Crystal Palace is in the process of finalizing the contract with him, but Newcastle is trying to overturn it with the power of the owner of the ‘Saudi Arabia Sovereign Wealth Fund’.
British media HITC reported on the 2nd, “Newcastle still want him even though Palace are completing the signing of Brazilian striker Matheus Fransa.”
Born in 2004 and 19 years old this year, Fransa is a top-notch striker that Brazilian football has been producing for the first time in 10 years since Neymar. Although his main position is a winger, he is a multi-resource that can be seen as an attacking midfielder and even an attacker expressed as a ‘fake number 9’.
In fact, Fransa is not a player who has proven his skills with numbers, such as jumping into Brazil’s first division Serie A from last year. However, it is already rumored to be unfinished among scouts of big European clubs scouring all over Brazil. He scored 8 goals in 46 matches for the first team and is sometimes called ‘the second Neymar’.
Newcastle, which is advancing to the Champions League for the first time in 21 years next season, is no exception, so it proposed his transfer to Flamengo three times last winter, raising the ransom to 14 million pounds, or about 24.5 billion won, but was rejected without a word.
However, Palace recently captivated Flamengo with a transfer fee of 30 million pounds plus an additional 20 million pounds as an option for a total of 50 million pounds (about 84 billion won), and Newcastle is impatient. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
In particular, Flamengo surprised the Brazilian football world with an enormous price tag of 176 million pounds, or about 300 billion won, as his buyout when he renewed his contract with Fransa in February.
HITC said, “Flamengo may not be able to get that much money, but there is a high probability of seeing Fransa in the Premier League next season.”
Newcastle is expected to bet life and death on securing him as they can send French winger Alain Saint-Maximin to another club, such as Tottenham, if they bring Fransa.
It became exciting to see where the player with the ‘300 billion’ price tag would enter.