Saudis linked with double move for Barcelona star & ex-Juventus giant – Here we go..

It was always a matter of time before we were linked with some outrageous names following widespread reports that the silly rich Saudis are closing in on a takeover at Newcastle United.

Napoli star Dries Mertens was mentioned by Eurosport’s Manu Lonjon earlier this week, but now Sport Media claim Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wants Antoine Griezmann to be his first signing at St James’ Park (I hope that didn’t just make you spit your tea out!).

The same Italian outlet also claims that he plans to appoint former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri – who they claim has ‘already been contacted’ – before making a move for the Barcelona star and French World Cup winner.

To say this should be taken with a pinch of salt is an understatement.

Yes they may be one of the richest groups in the world who will no doubt have huge plans for the club in time, but these stories are too easy to make up – not forgetting the fact it’s jumping the gun to discuss new managers and big money signings while we’re 13th in the Premier League, have Steve Bruce in charge and are yet to officially see the back of Mike Ashley!

We might have to start getting used to this..

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “Saudis linked with double move for Barcelona star & ex-Juventus giant – Here we go..

  1. IF this goes through good luck with this reporting during the transfer window!! Under Ashley even when we all knew he wouldn’t spend we used to get linked to 50+ players,things are about to get busy mate!!?


  2. Lets not get too carried away with media hype.
    Just be grateful that we might be getting rid of the greedy ****ney.
    Hope that nothing goes wrong and look forward to a bright future.
    With a bit of luck The fat man might buy the Mackems.
    How good would that be?


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