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Newcastle transfer news: Toon interested in Santos forward Angelo Gabriel

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Santos teenager Angelo Gabriel.

That’s according to Globo Esporte in Brazil, who state the Magpies are eyeing a deal for the 17-year-old.

They add that Newcastle have been closely monitoring the player, and have now spoken to his agent about a move.

Newcastle are interested in a very exciting player

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News of Newcastle’s interest in Gabriel is incredibly exciting. The forward is already making a huge splash at Santos, coming out of an academy that has produced some of the game’s best players.

The legendary Pele spent 18 years with the Brazilian side, while Neymar also made his name there.

In fact, Angelo has actually been likened the the world’s most expensive player by his former coach – which makes Newcastle’s interest in him even more enticing.

“He is like Neymar in terms of his dribbling at speed and his change of direction,” said Betinho, who used to be Angelo’s teacher and coach.

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That’s high praise indeed. If Newcastle can get Angelo then they’ll be signing a player who will get fans on the edge of their seat. Him on one wing and Allan Saint-Maximin on the other could be endless amounts of fun. But let’s not get carried away just yet…

At just 17-years-old, Angelo has already broken records. When he scored in the Copa Libertadores in April 2021, he became the youngest scorer in the history of the competition. He was just 16 years and 105 days old when he found the net against San Lorenzo, breaking a record that had stood for 59 years.

Angelo Gabriel would add to Newcastle’s Brazilian contingent

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There is already a strong Brazilian presence at St James’ Park. Green and yellow has taken over, with Brazil flags flying high whenever Newcastle are in action.

Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes are Newcastle’s Samba heroes, and there has been speculation that they could be joined by more Brazilians soon. We’ve been linked with Lucas Paqueta and Renan Lodi, although a deal for the latter is unlikely now that Matt Targett has signed.

While Angelo Gabriel wouldn’t arrive and make an immediate impact, he would certainly be made to feel very welcome on Tyneside.

He would add to Newcastle’s Brazilian contingent, and could even take it to the next level, such is his potential.

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