Tim Vickery on West Ham, Newcastle and Actual Madrid-linked striker – ‘He has Aguero-like qualities’


The arms race for the perfect younger attacking expertise is getting ever extra ferocious as soccer scouting turns into extra in depth, and brokers adept at guaranteeing all the correct individuals know in regards to the newest precocious forwards. Particularly, that race tends to finish in Brazil.

Santos ahead Marcos Leonardo, 20, is the most recent to be tipped to make the leap throughout the Atlantic Ocean, with a lot of suitors . Sevilla have been initially , and whereas the worth tag talked about for both a January or July transfer has been set at round €20m, it seems to be as in the event that they is likely to be priced out.

Extra just lately, Actual Madrid, West Ham and Newcastle United have been linked to Leonardo, together with his representatives seen on the Santiago Bernabeu just lately. Regardless of his youth, he has already performed 162 instances, scoring 54 targets and offering 11 assists.

“There’s a sort of Aguero-type striker there, he isn’t significantly tall however comes alive within the penalty field and I feel there may be expertise there as nicely. He must be equipped. I bear in mind seeing him final yr, I used to be actually, actually wanting ahead to seeing him however he had an absolute mare.”

“Every part he did exterior the field fell to items however I like him rather a lot, contained in the penalty field. He has bought that capability in tight areas, that sort of Aguero or Romario-type capability.”

“You surprise if he would make an instantaneous influence at West Ham, I in all probability doubt it, however he’s one for the lengthy haul.”

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