TAfter securing a permanent deal for Matt Targett, the Toon brought in Nick Pope and Sven Botman to help bolster their defense.

With some time left in the transfer window, this term could see the Magpies do what they haven't done so far and add some strength and depth to their midfield or attack.

One character who was mentioned in connection with the move to St. James’ Park and who could probably do both is Lucas Paqueta.

With 186 combined appearances for Flamengo, AC Milan, and his current club Olympique Lyon, the Brazilian has scored 34 goals and provided 21 assists.

A move for the 24-year-old could see the Tyneside club secure what would be their own version of Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes,

To compare the duo from previous domestic campaigns, both midfielders have managed 87 shots on goal as well as over 100 shots,

, which shows how dangerous they are in attacking situations and how similar they are in terms of what they offer. their sides.

Hailed as an "extraordinary" player by his manager Peter Bosz, Paquet also managed to produce more successful tackles, pressures,