The would-be owners of Newcastle United have revealed their transfer plans for the upcoming summer window pending the proposed takeover in the northeast.
According to The Athletic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group had held discussions about possible players to target at the beginning of the week and, more recently, in another remote conference focusing on the current squad and who may join them going forward into the new season.
One of the players discussed in the piece bywas Valentino Lazaro, who is yet to learn as to whether he has a future at St. James’ Park following his loan spell from Inter Milan.
The 24-year old has enjoyed a relatively fine 2019/20 Premier League campaign so far, winning 1.7 of his duels per game and also averaging 0.8 tackles, 0.5 key passes and 0.5 successful dribbles per match, as per Sofascore.
Whether these kinds of figures are enough to persuade Steve Bruce to keep Lazaro is another question, but he may be one player on whom the prospective buyers would need to make a decision if their bid is approved by the Premier League.
The Austrian international will surely be looking to make a good final impression in the Tyneside club’s home encounter against champions Liverpool tomorrow if he is to seek a permanent move to the Magpies.
Should Newcastle sign Lazaro permanently?
Nevertheless, the finer details of who the consortium are looking to buy and sell have not been revealed as of yet, but it has been confirmed that they are in talks about their plans for the upcoming transfer window if the £300m deal with Mike Ashley is given the green light.
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