Three La Liga stars have been linked with Newcastle United this weekend following the clubs’ takeover by the SAPIF.
Newcastle takeover completed
After 14 years of Mike Ashley, Newcastle finally said goodbye to the Sports Direct owner on Thursday.
The Magpies have been bought out by the SAPIF, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, with an official announcement having arrived on October 7th:
🤝 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
On the back of this development, it has since been revealed that Newcastle’s new owners boast wealth worth well over 10 times that of Manchester City’s current owners.
It has also been suggested that the Magpies will be able to spend over £200 million over the next three years, without breaching Financial Fair Play rules.
With Newcastle now seemingly the richest club in world football and a fair chunk of change available to spend without breaking FFP, it is of course expected that the Magpies are set to spend big over the coming months.
Newcastle eye Barcelona & Real Madrid stars
And, on Sunday, an insight into some of the targets being courted by Newcastle has been provided.
A recent report from the Telegraph has already suggested that Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard could be of interest to the Magpies:
Exclusive: James Tarkowski expected to become one of Newcastle United’s new owners’ first signings | @LukeEdwardsTele https://t.co/sdtSHDr6t1
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) October 9, 2021
Now though, Spanish outlet Fichajes have namedropped three La Liga stars as potential Newcastle targets.
As per Fichajes citing Carrusel Deportivo, Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic of Real Madrid , and Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona are said to be on Newcastle’s agenda.
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