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Newcastle United Join Race For £8million Central Defender

Pecks (left), playing for Gil Vicente

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Magpies are pursuing Cape Verdan central defender Pecks, who is currently playing in Portugal with Gil Vicente.

According to an article in Tuesday’s edition of the paper, Tottenham and Manchester City are also interested in signing the 20-year old in January.

Club president Antonio Fiusa was quoted in the article as saying that any prospective buyer would have to meet the player’s buyout-clause of £8million.

“The player has a contract until 2017 and we do not have to sell at an inferior price,” Fiusa reportedly said.

Manchester City are reported to have offered £5million for Pecks after a strong recommendation from a team scout. City is considered the favourite to land the defender because of a special collaboration agreement between the two clubs that gives them privileges on player purchases.

Born Péricles Santos Pereira in the former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde, ‘Pecks’ is a product of Gil Vicente’s youth academy.

He graduated to the senior side in 2012-13 playing in 7 matches in all competitions, scoring a goal in a Portuguese Cup match in November 2012. So far this season, Pecks has played in three matches in the Portuguese League, which includes two starts.

Standing at a modest 1.84m, Pecks is a right-footed central defender who is known for his tough-tackling and reading of the game. His style is considered well-suited for the Premier League.

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1 Comment on Newcastle United Join Race For £8million Central Defender

  1. honestly why are you even making this up or repeating what the daily mirror are making up, when any common sense whatsoever will tell you this is a non starter so far from the starting line you cant even see it

    why not out your time and effort into finding out how much Newcastle would have to be sold for to repay Mike Ashley the money he shows as owed on the balance sheet , though what is the value of the ground and players that would be part of any sale

    I think we are in a position where nobody would buy us !

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