Newcastle United have a young Brazilian whizkid by the name of Andrey Santos on their transfer wish list.

That is according to journalist Keith Downie, who understands that Santos remains one of the targets in their “younger players” list which has been designed to “get around FFP rules.”

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Downie said: “I think he’s one of a number of younger players they’re looking to bring in, to try and get around the FFP rules.

“We saw them bring in the guy from Australia, Garang Kuol, 18 years old, and I think this is another player on that kind of wish list.“

Santos eyed with FFP in mind

As Downie rightly states, the signing of Santos would be one in alignment with their recent coup of Garang Kuol – another high-potential youngster.

Santos is most certainly one for the future at just 18-years-old, but has proven himself as a reliable starter in Brazil’s second tier with Vasco da Gama. 

In the Brazilian Serie B, the £20million starlet made 33 appearances, scoring eight goals in his first full season of senior football, helping his side to promotion in the process. 

He could bring an aspect of longevity to the Magpies’ midfield, though the side will need to battle for his signature due to the 18-year-old’s popularity around Europe.