Newcastle have joined the queue of clubs watching Dion Pereira’s situation at Watford.
According to a report in The Standard Rafa Benitez has been alerted to the fact that the 18-year-old could leave for just a token development fee.
Pereira has been with Watford since the age of nine but hasn’t yet signed on a professional contract.
After making two substitute appearances this month it’s clear that he has a role at Watford but it has been suggested that the regular changing of coaches hasn’t been to his liking.
Benitez has been promised big money to make Newcastle a force again in the Premier League but is keen to bring in value alongside bigger names.
West Ham and Brighton are also believed to be keen on signing the 18-year-old who can expect a massive signing on fee whichever club he decides to move to.
Watford have been trying for over a year to get Pereira onto a new contract but have had little response with the player claiming to be keeping his options open.