Thu. May 26th, 2022

Newcastle’s new owners have reportedly put on Burnley defender James Tarkowski as their first signing in January.

The Saudi Public Investment Fund, a consortium led by Amanda Staveley, on Thursday completed a £ 305 million takeover to end Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign.

Staveley led the Saudi group behind the takeover

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Staveley led the Saudi group behind the takeover

Fans partyed outside St James' Park after Newcastle's takeover was confirmed

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Fans partyed outside St James’ Park after Newcastle’s takeover was confirmed

They have a reported wealth of 320 billion pounds, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, making them the richest football club owners in world football.

The transfer window in January will be when Newcastle will be able to flex their newly found economic muscles.

Fans have already dreamed of big name signings like Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Raheem Sterling.

The man who could be first in the door is Tarkowski, according to The Telegraph.

Tarkowski is said to be at the top of Newcastle's wish list

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Tarkowski is said to be at the top of Newcastle’s wish list

The English center-back is out of contract at the end of the season and reportedly has a gentleman deal with Burnley that they will not stand in his way if a bid comes in January.

Tarkowski is said to be keen to join Newcastle when the transfer window opens and a price is agreed.

Another name mentioned is Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, though it is uncertain whether he would be willing to join the North East club.

Fans are eagerly awaiting who the club will sign in January and transfer windows in the future.

Lingard has struggled for playing time at Old Trafford

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Lingard has struggled for playing time at Old Trafford

Former Newcastle midfielder Darren Ambrose believes that once the summer comes, there will be nothing off the table.

He told talkSPORT: “Come summer, I do not think there is anything out of the table. As a football player, you have then had the opportunity to say ‘am I buying into the football club’s ambition? Do I look at this and think that there is a chance to win trophies? ‘

“As for Harry Kane, you buy the ambition of the football club, and if that is the case and get an opportunity right now for Man City or Newcastle, you must of course choose Man City.

“You want instant trophies, but if you think trophies over the next three to five years and I want to be a part of it, then I do not think anything is off the table.”

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