Date: 16th January 2020 at 8:05pm
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According to Portuguese outlet, O Jogo, are keen on making a move for Braga’s Ricardo Horta – a man who has previously bagged against , during a miserable 4-0 loss in Portugal back in 2018. 

As @NUFC360 point out, O Jojo claim a fee of around £10m could be enough to bring the 25-year-old to but Sport Witness suggest it could take between €25m-€30m, which would actually set the back around £21.9m-£25m due to the apparent release clause in his contract.

So far this , Horta is averaging more shots per game (2.9, via WhoScored) than anyone in the squad, while making the same number of key passes per game (1.7) than the influential , who ranks second in that metric on Tyneside as we stand. Couple those with his four goals (only Shelvey has scored more) and 3 assists (which would see him rank joint-first on that front were he to play in black and white) and Horta is beginning to look like a creative hub.

Obviously, the Portuguese league may be considered a level below to the Premie League but the Magpies aren’t exactly blessed with options on the attacking front, so here’s a look at how reacted online.

https://.com/danpotter31/status/1217556652687265792

https://twitter.com/DiscoDan18/status/1217523575323877377

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