Thu 4 Apr 2024, 20:59 · Ash Harrison

Report: 22-year-old Argentine Newcastle target drops huge hint about his future

Report: 22-year-old Argentine Newcastle target drops huge hint about his future
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In February Newcastle United sent scouts to Argentina to cast an eye over Boca Juniors star Kevin Zenon and now the winger has dropped a big hint over his future.

Zenon only moved to Boca Juniors in January, but a £12.8million release clause is all that stands in the way of him making a move again in the summer, a fact that Newcastle United know all too well.

The Argentina U23 international has played on the left side of the attack for Boca Juniors since his switch in 12 of his 13 appearances, but interestingly, his only goal and one of his three assists came when he was deployed on the right wing.

Newcastle are well stocked on the left wing, but it seems that Zenon can play comfortably on either side making him an ideal signing, especially at under £13million.


Kevin Zenon could look to emulate Nolberto Solano

Now Bolavip in Argentina has picked up on a social media post by Zenon that shows that he is learning English for 'specific purposes', with the speculation being that those purposes are ahead of a move to the Premier league.

That's put the Boca fans in a spin as they think that Zenon already has his eye on a move to the Premier League and with Newcastle clearly interested, there's potential that a deal may already be in the works.

Zenon would follow in the footsteps of Toon legend Nobby Solano were he to make the move from Boca Juniors to St James' Park - whether he can then play his way into cult status like the Peruvian will be up to him.


Getting Zenon in early could increase his chances of first-team action

Last time we reported on Newcastle's interest in Zenon we noticed just how much his passing ability looked far superior to that of Miguel Almiron's and even Jacob Murphy's.

It may take him time to get up to speed with the Premier League, so if he did move to Newcastle, we probably wouldn't expect him to be the automatic first choice on the right wing, but if we manage to get him in early enough in the summer, who knows?

Eddie Howe has often spoken about the importance of getting players in early in the summer so they can adapt before the season starts, and this deal looks like a relatively easy one to do, which could see him through the door early on.