Plenty of Newcastle United fans are fuming at the news that Lille’s Luis Campos has turned down an astronomical offer from the Tyneside club to become their new sporting director, according to L’Equipe (via NUFC 360‘s Twitter page).
Indeed, this is potentially a huge blow to the would-be owners given the man’s pedigree in the footballing world. The Saudi-led consortium would perhaps be looking for a big name to join them on their journey to take the Magpies to where they want them to be, and Campos could certainly fit the bill.
As noted by Bleacher Report, he has gained a reputation as one of football’s most astute talent spotters during his time at Lille and Monaco, helping to launch the careers of players such as Fabinho, Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar, Anthony Martial and Nicolas Pepe.
Perhaps looking for the appointment of a new director is rather speculative given that the prospective takeover in the northeast has not yet officially been confirmed by the Premier League. Sceptics may say that the deal may not even be approved at all given various stumbling blocks threatening to stop the bid.
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Nevertheless, these members of the Toon faithful fumed upon hearing that Campos has snubbed a move to Newcastle:
This is a joke. We don’t even have new owners yet we’re trying to sign people.
— Trevor Cameron (@Trevor12Cameron) May 20, 2020
— Roy Hernández (@rodrialone) May 20, 2020
— Martin Nesbittمارتن نسبيت🇸🇦 (@mnesbitt70) May 20, 2020
Bla Bla Bla more hot air
— Graeme Moffitt (@GraemeMoffitt) May 20, 2020
No he hasn’t because……………
— JordxnT (@JxrdanT97) May 20, 2020
All these reports when we haven’t even been taken over yet 🤦♂️
— 🇸🇦Kieren Wilkinson 🇸🇦 (@KierenW6) May 20, 2020
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