Saudis could strike January deal with Man City, but three moves in ‘severe doubt’ – Report

According to Eurosport, Eddie Howe is hoping to be reunited with Nathan Ake at Newcastle United in January.

However, the same report states that possible moves for Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli and Ross Barkley are in ‘severe doubt’ as the likes of Man Utd, Tottenham and Chelsea are hugely reluctant to do business with us.

They are believed to be three clubs who were strongly against the Saudi takeover and fear they could harm their own prospects going forward should they help keep us up.

As for Ake, it’s thought Man City are one of few Premier League clubs who’ve been on our side over the past month, meaning a move for the Dutchman ‘might be possible.’

He’s struggled for game time under Pep Guardiola since he made the £40m move from Bournemouth following their relegation, however it remains to be seen if they’d let him leave as the first option behind Dias, Stone and Laporte.

Ake was one of Howe’s star performers on the South Coast and could be an ideal signing at St James’ Park, being the sort of athletic, ball-playing centre-back we’re sorely lacking.

Here’s a snippet from Eurosport’s piece, which suggests there could be £50m to spend in January:

Newcastle United are adding Nathan Ake to their list of targets but their January transfer plans have suddenly become more complicated.

The club will look to invest around £50 million in the market when it reopens but it has emerged that many Premier League clubs are not willing to do business with them in the next window as there is a general feeling of ill-will about their takeover – and also the harm they could inflict on their own clubs by helping Newcastle avoid relegation this season.

It means deals for players like Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli and Ross Barkley are suddenly in severe doubt before any progress has been made.

Howe will have some say in targets that are pursued and it is understood one man he would be keen to sign is Manchester City’s Ake – who he worked with at Bournemouth.

City are aware of the feeling among most elite English clubs refusing to do business with Newcastle but are not believed to be one of the teams with a strong opinion on doing so – meaning a deal might be possible.

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8 thoughts on “Saudis could strike January deal with Man City, but three moves in ‘severe doubt’ – Report

  1. So the moral (for those allegedly morally outraged at our takeover) is when you can’t form a breakaway league of your own, you instead join together to ensure no other club can challenge your position in the PL?
    How this can be remotely legal is a question I really can’t wait to see resolved.

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  2. Fear, envy and downright hypocrisy in equal measure. The way Premiership clubs have reacted is sickening.

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  3. It would be great, in future, to see these ‘top clubs’ being blown out of the water by the Saudis for each top foreign player they’re chasing on the market. Money really talks.

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  4. With the exception of Man City I would like to see these so called ‘top’ clubs fan banned from SJP. Yes it was totally acceptable for us to exist under the scrooge mentality of Ashley and have Saint Max being eyed by Chelski, Spurs and Liverpool but they dont like it when clubs challenge them? As for those great ethical bastions Amnesy and Hatice Cenzig why aren’t they complaining about Formula 1, Boxing and the fact that Man Utd have been giving millions in sponsorship through Saudi Telecom.
    Show corruption in the Premiership!

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  5. Manchester City supporter here – welcome to the club! You should expect to be thoroughly reviled, abused and undermined by the rest of the Prem, with the exception of MCFC. The current drive to exclude sponsorship deals with entities the rest of the jealous lot deem to be “state-sponsored” is a perfect example of the garbage put forth by the rest of the league’s clubs.

    What is most important is to have a solid plan for ongoing club and squad development and to stick to your guns, no matter what other nonsense the “established” clubs dream up to subject you to. Oh, and if you are successful at this, you will even more hated than you are now, but hey, you won’t be all alone, as you will at least be able to commiserate with City supporters. Good luck and congrats on shedding Fat Boy Ashley.

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  6. Screaming Dizbuster:
    Manchester City supporter here – welcome to the club!You should expect to be thoroughly reviled, abused and undermined by the rest of the Prem, with the exception of MCFC.The current drive to exclude sponsorship deals with entities the rest of the jealous lot deem to be “state-sponsored” is a perfect example of the garbage put forth by the rest of the league’s clubs.

    What is most important is to have a solid plan for ongoing club and squad development and to stick to your guns, no matter what other nonsense the “established” clubs dream up to subject you to.Oh, and if you are successful at this, you will even more hated than you are now, but hey, you won’t be all alone, as you will at least be able to commiserate with City supporters.Good luck and congrats on shedding Fat Boy Ashley.

    Thanks mate! And yes, imagine how much we’ll be hated after success if this is how much we’re hated when we’re still crap! 😆

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  7. If Manure dont want to do business with the Saudis i hope the Saudis pull their sponsorship from Manure.

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