Newcastle United could well be on the edge of becoming one of the very richest clubs on the planet.
The Toon, of course, could soon be purchased by the Saudi Royal Family, which would likely give them huge funds to be able to add to their current squad. The likes of Kalidou Koulibaly and Edinson Cavani have been mentioned, whilst Alan Shearer has even talked up the chance of Kylian Mbappe making the move to Tyneside (Canal+ via The Daily Mirror).
The Magpies would join the likes of Manchester City and PSG, who have also been bought by groups with ties to the Middle East in the past few years.
Do you think the takeover will go through?
Of course, the current pandemic is likely to see a decrease in spending, but 57-year-old La Liga president Javier Tebas believes that some clubs could still animate the market – and he has included Newcastle in that select group (RAC1 via The Chronicle). This has attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters, and they have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts. You can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Takeover confirmed then. Refunds issues, now this. Just awaiting announcement now ^^
— David Hollingsworth (@DavidrHolly) June 18, 2020
Mike Ashley must be happy as he’s got the Spanish clubs scared 😂
— Sofa Sundays (@187DZA) June 18, 2020
— MrPeterPickle (@faaaaantastic) June 18, 2020
— Dean Deagle ⚽✌ (@deagz91jnr) June 18, 2020
If only – one can dream I suppose https://t.co/m25q1DHJ5h
— Paul Marshall (@Pmar141164) June 18, 2020
Never thought I’d see the day Newcastle gets included in the same sentence with PSG and City when it comes to transfers 😂 https://t.co/33v60pYuEu
— Aaron⚫⚪ (@aarongre23) June 18, 2020
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