Newcastle United’s 5 transfer targets revealed, including Real Madrid World Cup winner
All change on Tyneside
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will be well aware that Newcastle were subject to a successful takeover by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment fund, making them the richest club in the world.
An investment group led by the Public Investment Fund, and also comprising PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, has completed the acquisition of 100% of Newcastle United Limited and Newcastle United Football Club Limited from St. James Holdings Limited.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 7, 2021
This has seen them subsequently sack manager Steve Bruce, and replace him with former Bournemouth and Burnley boss Eddie Howe, who has spent the last twelve months out of work following a divorce with the Cherries.
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club’s new head coach.
Welcome to Newcastle United, Eddie! ⚫️⚪️
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 8, 2021
With the club still yet to find a league win yet this season, January reinforcements are almost certain to come through the door, and as per some reports, there could be big names involved.
Spanish press outline Eddie Howe’s 5 targets
Now, as per Spanish outlet Marca, the five Newcastle targets this January have been revealed. Perhaps the most unattainable is Real Madrid stalwart and World Cup winner Toni Kroos, who would be unlikely to swap the Santiago Bernabeu for St James’ Park, even if the club could agree a fee with Los Blancos.
Beyond that, the options appear quite reasonable: Nikolas Sule has been linked with the club before, while Tyrone Mings and Donny Van De Beek are both out of their club’s respective starting XI’s, although Mings remains Aston Villa’s captain and may see a new lease of life under whoever the incoming manager will be.
Finally, there is Jesse Lingard, another whose position on Manchester United’s bench has cost him a spot in the National team. Now an outcast from the Three Lions, he may feel a move is needed for him to be on the plane to Qatar should Southgate’s side qualify.
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