Warren Barton has suggested that talkSPORT that Newcastle United should make a statement in the transfer market about building momentum after their takeover – and suggested that the Magpies should look at Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.
Newcastle now have new owners. It seems to be a monumental moment for the Magpies after Mike Ashley’s turbulent tenure.
It looks like big changes could be imminent, with Sky reporter Keith Downie suggesting that Steve Bruce will now be very unlikely to be responsible for their next match.
But of course, fans will also turn their attention to what is going to happen in the upcoming transfer windows.
And with that, Barton insisted that Newcastle should make a big statement in the market. He suggested a player who would fit the bill in his eyes.
“Yes, there is a foundation, a building you want to make. It is a long-term project, ” he told talkSPORT.
“But also, you have to gain momentum. While the iron is hot, look. A Sterling, not happy, does not play in Manchester City. Come and join.”
Is Newcastle signing Raheem Sterling out of the question?
It looks like Sterling may be heading away from Manchester City in the future.
The Daily Star recently reported that contract negotiations with the 26-year-old are only going slowly. He apparently wants his salary to rise to £ 350,000 a week from £ 300,000 a week.
His current terms expire at the end of next season. And he is apparently aware that he is likely to be sold next summer if he does not accept an extension.
With that in mind, it no longer looks like Newcastle are financing a move.
Of course, much would depend on how interested going forward would be to move to St James’ Park.
But it now appears that Newcastle are not impossible to attract some of the world’s most expensive players.
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