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Newcastle United: Journalist drops positive claim on pursuit of Paqueta

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Ben Jacobs has claimed on the NUFC Matters YouTube channel that Lucas Paqueta has heard good things about Newcastle United.

The Magpies have long been linked with a move for Paqueta this summer as Eddie Howe looks to continue building upon what was a tremendous end to last season for the Magpies and look to push them closer to the European spots.

Paqueta reportedly had a £58 million price tag on his head which could seemingly put off the Magpies given their budget now stands at around £80 million and a lot of that will disappear when Sven Botman is confirmed in the coming days.

However, if a fee could be agreed, then the player may not need too much convincing based on what he’s already heard about the club, according to Jacobs who said:

Would you like Newcastle to sign Paqueta?

Yes!

Yes!

No!

No!

(55:20) “Another target that Newcastle are looking at for sure, the Paqueta pro, is that he’s heard great things from Bruno [Guimaraes] and I think the other factor with Paqueta is that he’s quite intent from what I hear on joining the Premier League.”

TIF Thoughts on Newcastle potentially going for Paqueta…

It would seemingly be a dream signing for Newcastle fans to land another Brazilian international and one that was the 11th most creative player in Ligue 1 last season, but also for Bruno Guimaraes, who’s spoken highly about the club to his friend according to Jacobs, as he has admitted in the past it would be a dream for them to play together once again.

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However, given his reported price tag and that Newcastle’s midfield isn’t an obvious area of weakness with the likes of Guimaraes, Joelinton, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock and Sean Longstaff all fighting for a spot in Eddie Howe’s side, this deal could be one for January or next summer, if Guimaraes keeps feeding Paqueta positive stories.

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