Newcastle and Everton chasing Sporting Lisbon star – report

Date published: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 7:47 - Rob McCarthy

Newcastle and Everton are reportedly keen on signing Sporting Lisbon star Ruben Semedo, who could be available for a cut-price £13million.

The commanding centre-half looks certain to leave this summer but according to A Bola he has a huge £38million release clause in his contract.

Reports claimed that French outfit Lille sent one of the club’s directors to watch the 23-year-old in action in Sporting’s final game of the season, but Newcastle, Everton and Southampton are also in the running for the Portugal Under-21 international.

Sporting supporters were not best pleased when they got wind that the player was being watched and unveiled a huge banner saying ‘Bon Voyage Ruben Semedo’.

Sporting are also said to have been disappointed with Semedo’s performances as the season drew to a close, and Record reports that the club would be willing to listen to offers of around £13m for the player – a remarkable £25m less than his release clause.

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