The Saudi Public Investment Fund is close to acquiring ownership of the English football club Newcastle, after legal documents were presented to the official authorities in Britain last Tuesday.
Club owner Mike Ashley entered negotiations to sell Newcastle for $ 429 million with the Saudi Investment Fund, which was willing to pay most of that amount in cash.
Newcastle fans will wait for a great move for the club in the new Saudi era, with expectations of investing hundreds of millions to support and strengthen the squad, and entering among the senior English football, similar to what happened with Chelsea and Manchester City, who knew a great boom once they were acquired.
In this monitoring, we are reviewing two possible major deals for Newcastle in its new “Saudi” campaign expected:
Several media reports linked the Uruguayan top scorer with his return to his former team, Napoli, at the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
According to the Italian newspaper “Tuttosport”, the club, Napoli, is competing in the Italian first division, preparing a contract for three seasons and an annual salary of 7 million euros, in order to contract the 33-year-old veteran, who preferred last January to stay in San German instead of moving to Chelsea or Manchester United.
Cavani did not appear much in the starting lineup for the Paris Saint-Germain Club this season, due to his suffering from injury, and he only participated in 14 games during which he scored only 4 goals, but he may regain his glow and his goal scoring, if he joined Newcastle.
– Dres Mertens
The historic scorer of Napoli and one of the most prominent players in the Italian league, was linked in January last year to join the ranks of Chelsea, who made him a tempting offer, but the Belgian striker refused him, preferring to continue with Napoli.
Chelsea have not yet surrendered, according to the Italian newspaper, “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, the London team is preparing a second offer to sign with Mertens, knowing that his contract with the Italian team expires this summer.
Newcastle may pose a new challenge to the Belgian target, and Mertens, along with Cavani, may be the new English powerhouse in the “Premier League”.