According to reports, Newcastle could still explore a potential January move for Ruben Neves even if Premier League clubs vote to stop us from loaning players from clubs owned by PIF.
A meeting will take place tomorrow that could temporarily block related-party transactions if 14 or more Premier League clubs vote for a ban. The club ‘fully expect’ their loan plans to be scuppered.
However, 90min report that we could pursue Neves on a permanent deal, offering a potential way around the ‘ban’ providing we pay fair market value for the midfielder. It’s believed any counter-proposals brought in by the Premier League would be legally circumnavigated should we pursue such a deal.
The piece states that Neves is keen on a move back to the Premier League and has also received interest from Arsenal, with Kavlin Phillips a back-up option should our attempts to sign the Portuguese international fail.
It’s a messy situation and some feel it would be safer to look elsewhere to avoid trouble, but it would be amusing to see the widespread fume across the Premier League if the former Wolves star ended up on Tyneside!
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) November 17, 2023