Date: 26th July 2019 at 12:30pm
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Chronicle journalist Mark Douglas does not see signing from Vasco da Gama this summer.

The reporter claimed via his personal Twitter account on Thursday that a move for the 20-year-old forward is unlikely despite Portuguese newspaper Record claiming that the Magpies are in advanced talks over a deal.

might struggle to earn a UK work permit which he would require to be able to play for Newcastle.

However, as reported by South American football expert Tim Vickery on talkSPORT, Marrony lacks international experience and would be unlikely to earn high wages if he was to head to St James’ Park.

OPINION

Newcastle can still sign if he does not obtain a work permit. However they would have to send him out on to a country where he can earn one so that he can continue playing and work his way towards getting clearance to play in England. have done the same with international Henry Onyekuru, who they signed from KAS Eupen a couple of years ago before sending him out on to Galatasaray and Anderlecht. Onyekuru’s case at shows why it would be risky to sign Marrony and then adopt this approach because even after two years out on and playing international football for Nigeria, Onyekuru is still yet to win a work permit for the UK. Newcastle are better off pursuing other targets. There will be other players out there in Europe, or even in this country, who will be available for a similar price and have good resale value.