Saudi consortium set for transfer U-turn after relegation fears change January plans – Report

According to Football Insider, the new owners of Newcastle United look set to change their approach ahead of the January transfer window.

They claim that the Saudi-consortium believe it will be unrealistic to sign top players on permanent deals when in the middle of a relegation battle, meaning loan signings – with options to buy where possible – will be pursued instead.

The report claims that initial plan was to ‘spend big’, however it’s said club leaders will now opt for a more pragmatic approach this winter.

We are believed to be laying the groundwork to sign a host of players on loan deals, with us keen to include an ‘option to buy’ on the basis we stay up.

This should be taken with a pinch of salt, however this could actually make some sense.

After all, any top player arriving for big money in January may be coming for the wrong reasons. Not only that, we’d be stuck with someone who doesn’t want to be here should the worst happen and we go down.

If this were to be true, we’d have two domestic loan slots to fill – meaning we could target the likes of Man Utd’s Jesse Lingard – with a couple of overseas loan slots also available to us.

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4 thoughts on “Saudi consortium set for transfer U-turn after relegation fears change January plans – Report

  1. They have done this for their 2 main targets who are worried about relegation, so a loan allows them to walk away if relegated.
    However they are offering perm deals to all…..


  2. The present marks a place in time not for the fearful, but for those that believe a side could be cobbled from the water window, which can prove the ability of the present upper management system as a total management acquisition system, unfortunately the saudis appear to e dragging their feet over the naming of a total football management person.
    Of course it is an important role deciding on the co-operation of his current manager, another important role.
    there are sixty thousand or more supporters who have their own opinions of course, however the role of the general footballing person, has yet to be decided upon, which had better become decided on soon, or we could begin the procedures of building a renewed side during this era or be relegated, which in turn the club could end up as the laughing centre of the league .
    We have to spend in order to prevent relegation and a director of football is an essence we can’t do without being they will hopefully find the right prospects to advance the club, certainly it’s their one job to make Sure the deal is done, in conjunction with the manager of course.
    And its apparently become apparent they, the Saudis are getting cold feet about survival, get real please and have faith in what you are about.
    And get your man signed and in control.


  3. If you can sign say Ake on loan with a view to a permanent deal if we survive, or Lindgard then that’s clever, because if we can blow west ham, Everton etc out of the water with the contract, we’ve got a chance at them joining on loan. Otherwise we won’t sign anyone we want to because none of them will play championship football. Same goes for some top players in foreign leagues, they’ll be playing hard to secure the contract they won’t get elsewhere but they’ll have that reassurance that if it doesn’t work out they aren’t stuck in the championship. Afterall these potential new players haven’t created this mess. They’re not guaranteed to be able to get us our of it. Teams need time to gel, so bring in say 5 or 6 players, that’s not an easy task to integrate them into the team. We as fans need to understand and accept where we are right now, support the management and the team moving forwards. I’ll say this Ashley wouldn’t be going in for loan to buy on big players, he wouldn’t even pay the fee to sign that reserve midfielder from Leicester on loan.


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