Newcastle United’s fortunes changed a few days ago. An investment fund from Saudi Arabia bought the club and the Premier League gave the green light for the operation. Immediately, the representation of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the new manager of the English entity, had the first contact with the fans and promised signings to strengthen the first team.
So, the owners have set their sights on two figures who once won the Champions League as the faces and leaders of the ambitious project. According to information from The Sun newspaper, Keylor Navas and Gareth Bale they are the footballers who sound like reinforcements with a view to the next campaign.
On the side of the goalkeeper, the situation in PSG is uncomfortable with the arrival of Gianluigi Donnarumma. Keylor Navas He was the undisputed starter in the capital of France, but with the Italian in the squad, both must alternate under the three posts. In such a context, the Costa Rican would study the possibility of a change of scene, despite having a contract until mid-2024.
While the case of Gareth Bale, in relation to the contractual, it seems easier. The winger ends his contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season and will become a free agent. So, the ‘Cardiff Express’, according to The Sun, would be in a position to ponder an economic and sporting proposal by Newcastle.
The Welshman has plenty of experience playing for England. His path started in Southampton, a club with which he made his professional debut in the promotion tournament. Immediately, the attacker passed to the ranks of Tottenham. From London he went to Real Madrid and in the previous year he was with the ‘Spurs’, where he played 34 times, scored 16 goals and gave three assists.
New DT to save the season
Another concern of the Newcastle owners is the current situation the team is experiencing in the current Premier League campaign. After seven days, the ‘Urracas’ are in position 19 (direct descent to Second) with only three points, the product of the same number of draws. So far, they have not won games and lost three.
So the first one pointed out by the fans is coach Steve Bruce. In fact, The Sun newspaper points out that the current coach would have his days numbered in St. James Park. What’s more, a couple of names emerged to replace him: Antonio Conte, now without a club, and Graham Potter, currently in Brighton.