Mike Ashley’s history in Newcastle United has come to an end, and new owners are ready to splash a lot of cash this winter. The Consortium is in a hurry because their recent acquisition needs to stay in the Premier League: they are at 19 of 20 places. But they also want the club to climb as high as possible this season to make it easier to invite players to the team next year and make this new project more attractive to even bigger stars.
So let’s pretend that we have an almost limitless budget, but we also are in the relegation area for now and have no manager: Steve Bruce just left the team. The news and best websites to choose where to bet on next head coach fans can find here. But what players can we invite to such a controversial club? The answers you’ll find in the article below.
Jules Koundé: Defender, Sevilla, €60 mln (TransferMarkt)
The start of this French defender’s successful career somewhat resembles the same of Raphael Varane’s. Koundé, aged only 22, has already managed to win the Europa League with his club and, just recently, was triumphant with the national team in the Nations League.
Moreover, this summer, Jules could have already played in the main squad of another English Premier League club. The current league leaders were eager to get him, but Sevilla’s asking price was too high, and the teams couldn’t agree on the transfer fee. In the end, they did not have enough time to sign the player, and now Chelsea has Trevoh Chalobah in excellent form, an outstanding academy player as a future squad team member.
It’s not yet clear whether the London club will need a player like Jules Koundé eventually, but this transfer window the road for Newcastle to move is open. Such a classy defender will strengthen the current squad.
Jesse Lingard: Midfielder, Manchester United, €22 mln (TransferMarkt)
The worst deal of the last season wasn’t even the Danny Drinkwater disastrous loan at Aston Villa. On the contrary: it was the move that didn’t happen. The Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard played sixteen games for Hammers and managed to score nine and assist five there. However, West Ham management somehow couldn’t sign him or extend the contract, so the player returned to the Red Devils.
Now, since United has Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek in the midfield, and Ronaldo, Rashford, and Cavani upfront, there’s no place for Lingard even on the bench. Because of Manchester’s situation, talented English players need to find a new home, and Newcastle can use it. He’s the best chance for the club to generate more opportunities: now Allan Saint-Maximin is the only one who makes the runs and creates space in the team.
Aaron Ramsey: Midfielder, Juventus, €10 mln (TransferMarkt)
The Welsh player still struggles to find a place in Italian football after more than ten years at Arsenal. More injuries, brutal tactics, and challenging times for the current club: Ronaldo just left Juventus, and the team is looking for new opportunities on the field.
Thirty years isn’t a considerable age for the players nowadays so Ramsey can add a lot to the Newcastle United midfield for a long time. Besides, Jonjo Shelvey was never a guy who could move the ball forward, and the new project owners might like some flair that Aaron brings on the field.