As announced on Newcastle United’s official website recently, the club has gone through a major financial takeover. This has made Newcastle the richest club in England and amid these takeovers, they are now linked with a number of players including Manchester City’s star Raheem Sterling.
The investment group led by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and also comprising of PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, has completed the takeover of Newcastle. This has given Newcastle room for manoeuvre in terms of Financial Fair Play rules too, meaning they can start to strengthen their team as soon as the January transfer window.
Unlikely to go all out in the first transfer window itself, the club will look to sign fringe available players with good potential who can help create the base for the team. Raheem Sterling is one name that has come constantly in this category.
Sterling has been linked with a move away from the club ever since the last summer transfer window and if Newcastle United do come with a bid, it would be hard for Manchester City to say no.
Sterling has been out of favour for some time for Pep Guardiola, with the Spaniard choosing to play Jack Grealish, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden in attack over him. He has only made two starts in the league this season, coming off the bench in the five other appearances.
However, considering City are going to try for another title and probably aim to win the Champions League also, it is hard to see Pep selling Raheem in the January transfer window. However, next summer once Guardiola has a replacement for the Englishman in mind, we could see Sterling making the switch to Newcastle.
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