This summer, Newcastle wants to be very offensive on the transfer market. The Magpies will launch an assault on several prime targets, who are in the process of being bought by PCP Capital Partners.
Current thirteenth in the Premier League, Newcastle dreams of returning to the front of the English and European scene. Since 1927, the club in the north-east of England has been trying to climb to the top of the bill, falling just short of the title in 1996 and 1997, behind Manchester United. At that time, NUFC had in its ranks the top scorer of the championship, the Englishman Alan Shearer and the international three-color attacking midfielder David Ginola. Since then, the club has had to settle for a third place in 2003, and has had difficult periods punctuated by several passages in the Championship. Today the Magpies, owned by Mike Ashley since 2007, are in the process of being bought by PCP Capital Partners. A company supported by the Saudi Public Investment FUND, a Saudi investment fund controlled by Prince Mohammed bin Salman. And to try to make fans dream, the future owners want to hit hard by recruiting players of international caliber on each line.
According to our information, the Magpies officially entered into contact with SC Napoli to recruit the Senegalese international defender Kalidou Koulibaly. 28 years old, the one who arrived from Genk in 2014 takes the form of a real wall behind. A very complete defender just as good in anticipation as in duels. Reluctant in the past, the sulphurous Neapolitan president Aurelio De Laurentiis is now open to a departure from his defensive rock. But for that, it will be necessary to spend at least 80 M € to get the services of the Neapolitan number 26. For his part, if Koulibaly feels good in his club – to the point of having recently bought a new property in Naples – he has always had an attraction for England. An opportunity that the Magpies would like to seize.
In attack, Newcastle dreams of Cavani and Fekir
While a departure was envisaged last winter, Edinson Cavani finally remained at PSG to end the season.