Newcastle watching Braga forward Vitinha

Newcastle United are watching Braga forward Vitinha.

O Jogo says Newcastle are weighing up a bid for Vitinha. A Portugal under-21 international, the winger has a £26million release clause in his contract.

Current manager, Carlos Carvalhal, backed his player to represent his national side at senior level one day.

He said in a recent interview: “He’s very good at attacking space. He finishes spectacularly with his right foot.

“He’s strong with his left foot, and he’s got a lot of ability with his head. If he continues to evolve like this, he can aspire to reach the (Portuguese) national team.”