Newcastle United 'to explore Portuguese transfer market' this summer

Newcastle 'to explore Portuguese market'
Newcastle United are to focus their summer spending on players from the Portuguese Primeira Liga, according to a report.

Newcastle United are reportedly planning to turn their attention to Portugal during the transfer window in order to add some depth to the squad.

The Magpies, who have lost their last five games in the Premier League, have already begun drawing up plans for this summer, which include exploring different markets, according to The Northern Echo.

Chief scout Graham Carr will look to bring in players from the Primeira Liga in the hope of gaining value for money, having previously had success recruiting from France and Holland.

The report suggests that Alan Pardew is interested in signing a playmaker, while also keeping close tabs on Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel and Filip Djuricic.

Newcastle have previously been linked with moves for French duo Remy Cabella and Alexandre Lacazette.

Filip Djuricic of SL Benfica celebrates scoring the opening goal of the match during the UEFA Champions League group stage match on September 17, 2013
Read Next:
Newcastle 'in the hunt for Djuricic'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
13Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224610-48
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8224814-68
17Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
20Crystal Palace8107218-163