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'If they get this guy it's a wrap': Some fans can't believe who Newcastle reportedly want now

Newcastle United have begun an exciting new era in wake of their long-awaited takeover.

A consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), financier Amanda Staveley, and David and Simon Reuben has taken over the Magpies.

The PIF – worth an alleged £700bn – have taken an 80 percent stake in the club after the Premier League finally approved a deal which had originally been agreed early last year.

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And the new owners are expected to bring about wholesale changes at St James’ Park to turn the club from a relegation battler to a trophy challenger.

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Newcastle aren’t just being linked with players and managers, but directors too.

And one report linking a top director with the Tyneside outfit has got quite a reaction from neutrals too.

According to Sky Sports, Newcastle have identified Luis Campos as a candidate for their sporting director role.

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The 61-year-old, dubbed “The Wizard of Capital Gains”, is renowned for developing players, enjoying on-pitch success, making profits from sales and bringing in top replacements.

Campos – currently a free agent – turned Monaco and Lille into Ligue 1 title winners amid fierce competition from Paris Saint-Germain.

He also made huge profits on player sales during his spells at Monaco and Lille – more than £500million in only four years.

The outlet suggests Campos would view Newcastle as a similar project – a sleeping giant with big potential and a loyal, passionate fan base.

Here is what some fans have made of this report:

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