Agent confirms Newcastle United contact regarding Wesley Moraes
Wesley Moraes is definitely leaving Belgium this summer.
The 22 Brazilian striker ended his season with Brugge on Sunday, a 3-2 home win over Antwerp on Sunday.
He left the pitch in tears and afterwards confirmed it was due to the fact he is leaving the club this summer, saying he has to ‘give it a go’ at a higher level next season.
His three and a half years at Brugge have seen the 6ft 3 forward score 32 league goals in 78 starts (plus 29 appearances off the bench).
This compares to Aleksandar Mitrovic’ record of 36 goals in the Belgian league in 65 starts (plus 4 sub appearances) for Anderlecht before he joined Newcastle as a 20 year old back in 2015.
Lazio have been regularly linked with Wesley Moraes and Corriere dello Sport have given that link more coverage today – but have also quoted the striker’s agent saying that there has been contact this month from Newcastle United and West Ham as well.
Newcastle are reported to have watched the striker (as well as countless others…) this season and he has scored 17 goals (13 in the league) in all competitions and got 10 assists as well.
After Sunday’s game, Wesley Moraes stated ‘I have a preference for the Premier League’ but claimed he doesn’t know yet who he will be signing for.
Another name for the summer signing list…
When asked about his future after the final game of the season on Sunday, a 3-2 home win over Antwerp, Wesley Moraes said:
“I’m really sad to leave (Brugge) and that is why I cried.
“I do not know yet (who I will sign for) but I have a preference for the Premier League, we will see what happens.
“I have to give it a go (at a higher level).
“It has been three years since I arrived (in January 2016) at Brugge (from Slovakian club Trencin).
“It (Brugge) is a great club that has made me grow and progress.
“A club with whom I discovered the Champions League and scored important goals, now I’m going to meet a new challenge.”
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