Newcastle United are set to make a decision within the coming hours as to whether or not they want to sign Inter Milan striker Facundo Colidio, according to Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Italian reporter claims via his personal website that Colidio, 19, could join the Magpies on an initial loan which would include the option for the Tyneside club to make the deal permanent in the future.
It is understood that Inter Milan have set their conditions for the deal and Newcastle will respond today [Friday] to say whether they accept those terms.
Di Marzio’s report adds that Leeds United are also interested in the Argentina Under-20 international.
Colidio has never made a senior appearance for Inter Milan so it is hard to say whether or not the teenager is going to be a good signing for Newcastle. It looks as though he is being eyed up as one for the future and the Magpies will have the upcoming season to decide whether or not they want to sign him permanently while he is on loan at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce has already signed Joelinton to be his main striker next term, with Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto the only other centre-forwards in the senior squad. Colidio has little experience so it’s hard to say where he will fit into the pecking order, but Newcastle must see a great deal of potential in him. It is clear what kind of path the Toon are taking with their recruitment this summer. They are hunting down young players who could have good re-sale value in the future. Joelinton is a 22-year-old from South America and Colidio is a 19-year-old, also from the same continent. It’s a market that the club seems eager to invest in.