In a recent report, Bolavip Brasil (via Shields Gazette), Newcastle United are eyeing a move for Corinthians sensation Wesley Gassova. It has been stated that Magpies are showing interest in recruiting the Brazilian winger.
Wesley’s Recent Emergence In The Brasileirao
The talented teenager has managed to impress as a first-team starter at Corinthians after producing some eye-catching performances for them on the offensive end of the field. Wesley has netted two goals and earned one assist in 30 appearances for the Brazilian outfit so far in various competitions.
The Brazilian prospect has managed to prove his worth as an impact substitute and has done well to average 0.8 shots, 0.5 key passes and 2.1 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Brasileirao. He has even distributed the ball with conviction after completing 78.3% of his attempted passes in the Brazilian first division (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at Corinthians will expire in the summer of 2027. Hence, the Magpies will have to launch a convincing offer if they want to bring the Brazilian youngster on board soon.
Newcastle United Are Eyeing A Move For Wesley: Good Move For Eddie Howe In The Long Run?
Wesley excels at creating some space for himself to get some strikes in at goal. He can shoot the ball well from long range and is a good dribbler with the ball at his feet. Wesley mainly functions as a left-winger but can also fill in as a right-winger or as an attacking midfielder if required.
The Brazilian talent can even engineer a few meaningful openings for his teammates in the final third. However, he is inexperienced at the highest level and would need time to prove his worth in the Premier League if Newcastle manage to snap him up next year.
At 18, Wesley has the potential to become a future star at the highest level. Hence, it would be a great move for the Magpies if Eddie Howe manages to sign him for the long run.
Wesley has what it takes to become a success story at St. James’ Park but Howe will have to patient with his progress before he can get the best out of the youngster over the next decade.