Newcastle United are the newest entrants into the big money leagues of European football. On Thursday, Saudi-owned Public Investment Fund (PIF) completed the takeover of the historic English Premier League side. The PIF is said to have £250bn in assets, effectively making them the richest owners of a football team. Manchester City's owners are worth only £23bn while Chelsea's Roman Abramovich is worth £10bn.
So, the era of big-money players at Newcastle United is inevitable with many European superstars certainly now going to be on the radar of the club. The whole world waits to see who the first big name to land would be. Lionel Messi after his 2-year spell in Paris or a sensational return to the Premier League for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.
However, two players who would immediately register on the radar of Newcastle United's new owners are Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland and Tottenham Hotspurs' Harry Kane. The former is one of the biggest and most promising strikers in the world and he will be available from next summer. Haaland has torn the German Bundesliga in pieces by and he will be looking for his next big challenge. Managed by the controversial Mino Raiola, Erling Haaland's wages demands are said to be astronomical as well as the fees requested by his agent to complete the deal. The total amount required to sign Haaland would be north of £180m.
The second big name striker that would look likely for Newcastle United is England captain, Harry Kane. Kane pushed for a move to Manchester City last summer but the Citizens were not able to meet up with the £180m demanded by Tottenham Hotspur Chairman, Daniel Levy. On top of this, Harry Kane is said to want at least £500,000 in wages at his next club. His transfer fees and salary would effectively make any deal worth at least £252m for a 3-year deal.