Saudi Arabia’s success in the acquisition of Newcastle could create excitement in the transfer market in the near future. Here are the potential football stars!
Max Allegri (unemployed)
Sources close to the new owner revealed Newcastle will receive significant investment in infrastructure, especially player purchases. One of the first steps for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia would be to ask coach Max Allegri to sit on the club’s hot seat.
The Italian strategist is still unemployed after leaving Juventus in 2019. He will be Newcastle’s target of acquisition after the club has completed the process of changing hands.
Arturo Vidal (Barca)
If Allegri coach takes the hot seat, Newcastle will likely convince Vidal success. The Chilean midfielder has worked with Allegri for many years at Juventus. Mundo Deportivo revealed Vidal is ready to turn down Manchester United in the summer transfer window to work with the Italian strategist.
Vidal’s contract with Barca is only valid until June 2021, so Newcastle may not spend too much money to pay the Camp Nou team in this case. However, the Premier League club is likely to spend heavily to pay Vidal a salary. Mundo Deportivo revealed the 32-year-old can earn up to 12 million euros a year, becoming one of the top earning players in the Premier League.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
The star of Aston Villa is one of the goals of many big English clubs. Grealish is shining brightly at Villa Park, scoring 7 goals and having 6 assists this season in the Premier League. He is a versatile midfielder who can play many positions in midfield.
The price of this player is definitely not cheap. As revealed by the British press, Aston Villa will only sit at the negotiating table if the clubs accept to spend a minimum of 80 million euros for the 24-year-old midfielder. Newcastle will certainly use financial advantages to compete with Liverpool and especially Manchester United in this case.
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)
Similar to Vidal’s case, Giroud will be a big name that Newcastle can confidently convince in the upcoming transfer window. The French striker will expire with “The Blues” at the end of this season. A new project like Newcastle will be extremely interesting for the former Arsenal striker. After his experience at Arsenal and Chelsea, Giroud also prioritized his continued stay in the Premier League.