The Newcastle revolution

The Newcastle revolution it is gaining strength as the days go by. Since it was confirmed the purchase of the club by the Saudi fund PIF, controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, together with PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, the consequences have been immediate from all levels. Premier League teams, footballers, coaches… they are all part of a bubble in which Newcastle wants to make a cut thanks to its new economic injection.

Transfer plans

The sports plane has been the first to monopolize the focus of rumors, since it is evident that Newcastle will now be able to aspire to higher heights. On the bench, Steve Bruce already fears for his position and new technicians are being polled to lead a new millionaire project. Antonio Conte is the favorite, as published La Gazetta dello Sport, but no further plans on the negotiation have been outlined yet. Anyone who arrives will have the goal of pulling the magpies out of the nineteenth position they are in. In the offices, Newcastle want Jason Wilcox, Manchester City, for the sports director position.

Regarding the signings for the squad, the certainties are still few. Some names sound like Keylor Navas, Mauro Icardi or Dele Alli, but the remoteness of the winter market still makes it difficult to negotiate these arrivals, which would give a quality leap to those of St James Park. In the past, others like Cavani, Bale or Coutinho were also related to the club. According The Telegraph, there are two players in the direct orbit of Newcastle. One is Jesse Lingard from Manchester United and the other is James Tarkowski from Burnley, of whom it is mentioned that he is very interested in the signing.

In addition, as published by the English media, a legend of the club would be willing to accept a role as ambassador for Newcastle. The chosen one is none other than Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer, who at 51 is one of the most recognizable faces in the media in England thanks to his appearances in the BBC and The Athletic.

The controversy

The sale of Newcastle has not been without controversy. On the one hand, all the teams in the Premier League are united to ask for explanations of why this purchase was rejected in March and less than two years later the competition has approved it. Although the Premier League has guaranteed that the Saudi state will not be in charge of the club, the suspicions are evident.

On the other hand, Mohammed bin Salman carries on his back an accusation that has accompanied him since 2018, the year in which Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and where the heir is designated as the organizer of the crime. The Saudi prince denies this, despite being singled out by declassified US government reports. The widow of Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, has also been the protagonist of the last hours, since she has condemned the sale of Newcastle and has regretted what happened: “I am very sad. I suppose that money is more important than anything else in this life Where are the values, where are human rights, responsibility and justice for all? It breaks my heart to remind the West of these values. It is the shame for English football. How can the players, the fans and the Newcastle manager accept this situation? “He told Sky News.