As a new sultan club that dreams of becoming Chelsea and another Manchester City to become a new force in the Premier League and even Europe, Newcastle United continues to be linked with the transfer of top players in the upcoming transfer market.
Recently, Newcastle United is now expected to beat the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City to get Harry Kane’s signature, which is priced at Rp. 3 trillion by Tottenham Hotspur.
Indeed over the last summer Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a move away from North London because until now at 28 he has not won any trophies with Spurs, something that frustrates him.
Manchester City have been heavily linked with his services over the summer. But after the offer of IDR 2 trillion was rejected by Tottenham Hotspur, they then chose to divert the transfer funds to buy Jack Grealish from Aston Villa at the same price.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, have been heavily linked with big-name transfers since they were acquired by Prince Salman from Saudi Arabia for almost IDR 6 trillion, and they have even been linked with an attempt to sign four Manchester United players namely Eric Bailly, Donny van de Beek. , Jesse Lingard, and Anthony Martial.
In addition, they are also reportedly interested in trying to bring in five Serie A stars, namely Juventus duo Federico Chiesa and Matthijs de Ligt, Inter Milan duo Stefan de Vrij and Marcelo Brozovic, and Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.
Now according to former Magpies player Darren Ambrose, Newcastle United could lead the race to win the hunt for Harry Kane. He told Talksport, “What about Harry Kane? Now I’m saying this because, will Manchester City or Chelsea be willing to pay more than IDR 2 Trillion next summer for him?”
“I don’t think they would be willing to do it. I think if Manchester City dare to bid IDR 2.5 trillion during this summer, then Newcastle will do it too. They can even pay the transfer fee of IDR 3 Trillion to IDR 4 Trillion!”
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Since being acquired by a Saudi Arabian investor group last week, Newcastle United has indeed become the new rich club in the Premier League.
The team nicknamed The Magpies was then linked with many top stars in European leagues, such as Philippe Coutinho to Mauro Icardi.
The Toon Army is also widely reported to be recruiting Napoli’s doorstop, Kalidou Koulibaly, as their first top signing in the January transfer window.
But in the latest report written by Sport, the defender who is now the main target of Newcastle’s new management is precisely Clement Lenglet.
Although he had become Barcelona’s main player a few years ago, Lenglet is now starting to be marginalized since Barca was handled by Ronald Koeman.
This situation then made The Magpies interested in hijacking Lenglet to England.
Apart from the unclear situation of the defender at the Camp Nou, Barca’s finances, which are currently in poor condition, have made Newcastle a big enough chance to bring Lenglet.
Lenglet himself has so far made 137 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions, since he was first recruited from Sevilla in 2018.
However, in the 2021/22 season, the French defender has only started once in La Liga from seven weeks that have taken place.
After being acquired by Saudi Arabia’s prince Muhammad bin Salman, Newcastle United has become the most difficult club in the world.
With a fortune of GBP 320 billion, Newcastle will easily pinpoint which players they want to bring to St James Park. A number of greenfield talents have been linked with the club nicknamed The Magpies, including Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
However, it is impossible to hijack Mbappe or Haaland at the same time because they only want to move to a top European club that is already stable. It’s good for The Magpies to look for star players who have difficulty developing or young players who have bright prospects. Such players are certainly interested in developing a career with Newcastle under the leadership of the Saudi Arabian tycoon.
Newcastle representatives have reportedly been in contact with the Barcelona playmaker’s agent. Coutinho was one of the best Premier League players when he was at Liverpool.
However, his decision to move to Barca made his appearance decline. Coutinho spent more time on the treatment table which hampered his time playing with the Spanish club. Returning to England might be a solution if Coutinho wants to restore his performance as before. 2. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) Newcastle are very short on players with high goalscoring instincts. If the Magpies want to compete at the top of the Premier League, of course they need a capable striker. Last season only Callum Wilson could score double-digit goals for Newcastle United, 12 goals to be exact. Jovic can be a long-term alternative because the Serbian bomber is only 23 years old. 3. Max Aarons (Norwich City) Newcastle United’s most likely signing next season. Aarons may not be a big name, but he did shine for Norwich last season and was a target for Arsenal.
The presence of Aarons will create healthy competition with Javier Manquilo, who has been a mainstay for Newcaslte in the right-back sector. 4. Sander Berge (Sheffield United) This Sheffield United midfielder is considered to have complete abilities as a general field regulator. Berge was said to be close to joining Manchester United last season, but Sheffield moved faster than the Red Devils. Sheffield seem willing to let Berge off at a low price as their effort to cut player salaries which are quite high.