Big news in Portugal over the weekend as Portuguese sources confirm that Newcastle are interested in William Carvalho and Ruben Semedo. This would be massive news for the Toon as both players are young and have unlimited potential. Each player has a $45M termination clause, however “Correia del Manha” are reporting the pair could be sold for a value of $60M.
A Portuguese International, William Carvalho (25) would be a fantastic choice for Rafa Benítez. Carvalho has been considered one of the best young defensive midfielders in Europe. Since 2011, he has made 119 appearances for Sporting CP which is consistently one of the top clubs in the country. He has also made 31 International appearances for Portugal.
Ruben Semedo is another promising player on Sporting CP’s roster. He primarily plays as a central defender but does occasionally play as a defensive midfielder. Ruben (23) joined Sporting CP at the age of 15 and grown through the system since then. He has now made 38 senior appearances for the club as well as 8 appearances and 3 goals for the Portugal U21 side.
It’s been widely reported that Mike Ashley would give Newcastle the funds to greatly improve the squad. If a double bid is approved for these two young stars, it would be a great start to what could be a fantastic summer for Newcastle United.