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Gabriel Pires- A surprise in the pipeline?

Newcastle have been linked with a move for the Leganés midfielder, Gabriel Pires. 

CD Leganes v Valencia CF - Copa del Rey Round of 32
Gabriel Pires strikes the ball for Leganes.
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According to DiMarzio, the Brazilian attacking midfielder is the subject of a loan move by Rafa Benitez.

The Leganés man has been almost ever present for the relegation battlers this season, scoring twice and notching an assist too.

It is said that the deal will be a loan offer that will include an obligation to buy, should the Magpies achieve their ultimate goal of promotion.

Amidst the frustration of failing to secure other targets, like Tom Cleverley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, it appears that Benitez has turned to his home country in his search for creative talent. Newcastle are indeed in need of adequate cover in case Jonjo Shelvey was to be injured or suspended (again).

The article states that a decision will be made by Leganés in the coming days, which will hopefully be in time for the end of the window.