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Newcastle United summer 2019 transfer predictions

Posted on June 1st, 2019 | No Comments |

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Will the Toon’s warchest be overflowing?
The news that Newcastle United may finally secure a change of ownership has met with widespread approval from the club’s fans.

A proposed £350 million takeover by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan – a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour – has cranked up excitement around St James’ Park.

Newcastle fans have wanted to see the back of current owner Mike Ashley for many years and they are desperate to see the deal go through.

The club’s net spend over the past three seasons has been under £4m, but new ownership could transform their dealings in the transfer market.

Read on as we look at Newcastle’s possible transfer business this summer.

Will they stay or will they go now?

Sean Longstaff and Ayoze Perez have been linked with moves away from the club, but a takeover could help to keep them on board.

Retaining their best players would give Newcastle a great foundation to build on and leave many fans using the mondogoal offer to back them at odds of 20/1 to finish the top four next term.

Longstaff has been heavily linked with Manchester United, while Arsenal and Napoli are believed to be interested in Perez.

However, if the club can secure major new investment those clubs would have no other alternative than to look elsewhere for new signings.

Ashley’s exit could see Magpies hit the jackpot.

If the takeover happens Newcastle could see an influx of players their fans could only have dreamt of in the past.

No-one imagined that Blackburn Rovers would beat Manchester United to Alan Shearer’s signing back in the 1990s, but that’s exactly what Jack Walker’s wealth allowed them to do.

While it might seem fanciful to imagine the likes of Phillipe Coutinho or Gareth Bale in a Newcastle shirt, who is to say it couldn’t happen under new ownership?

A marquee signing or two would be a huge statement of intent and could be the spark that galvanises the club into challenging for silverware again.

Benitez future in the balance.

Rafa Benitez has been keen to get assurances from Ashley over his transfer budget and who would be in control of making decisions this summer.

The proposed takeover has clouded the issue and it seems highly likely the manager will leave if the deal doesn’t go through.

If that happened, Newcastle would no doubt continue their policy of balancing the books, meaning the likes of Longstaff and Perez would be sold to fund any incomings.

Den Haag defender Wilfried Kanon and Club Brugge striker Wesley Moraes are amongst the players Newcastle have been linked with this summer, but they are names that wouldn’t have the fans dreaming of challenging the big guns next season.

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