Newcastle United’s impending takeover from a Saudi-backed consortium is having the desired impact in the transfer market.
The Magpies are being linked with a whole host of top players, with the likes of Arturo Vidal, Philippe Coutinho, and Donny van de Beek just three of the big name signings the Toon Army could soon greet to St James’ Park, according to reports.
Now, The Chronicle has detailed how Newcastle United are indeed the holy grail in the transfer market for some agents this summer.
The report references Newcastle’s apparent interest in Real Betis star Nabil Fekir. It seems to suggest that Newcastle, whilst still in the process of being taken over, have not yet made any significant transfer moves.
But it does not seem they need to. The report claims that agents have been in ‘a rush’ to make contact with those involved in the Newcastle United takeover, offering up their players as potential big-money signings.
The global health crisis has had a massive impact on the finances in football and even the often despised agents will be feeling that crunch.
It appears the big clubs are less likely to be buying this summer, meaning agents will be missing out on their chunk of profit from prospective deals.
But Newcastle United, with their seemingly vast new wealth, is like an oasis in the desert, and agents around Europe are seemingly battling to get their sip.
It seems to suggest that Newcastle could really be a genuine powerhouse in the transfer market this summer.