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Newcastle wants to unify top players: Erling Haaland and Karim Benzema

Newcastle United are continuing to be linked to top stars after their £300m takeover by Saudi PIF, now they want Erling Haaland and Karim Benzema.  

Erling Haaland and Karim Benzema
Erling Haaland and Karim Benzema

Newcastle United is the richest club in the world after their £300m takeover by Saudi Public Investment Fund. Their owners are reportedly worth £260bn and according to reports from the English media they have earmarked £5bn initial investment into the club's infrastructural facilities, academy development and player signings over five years.

Recent reports from the media are now linking them to two strikers, an experienced Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema as well as Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Haaland. Though the moves are unlikely but the interests are there.

Karim Benzema will have just one year left in his Real Madrid contract at the end of this current season but both player and club are willing to have a new contract and continue the relationship that started in 2009 when he signed from French club Lyon, should in case contract talks failed, Newcastle would be willing to move in.

Erling Haaland's release clause of £68m would become active at the end of the current season which means whenever he decides to leave the club, he would certainly leave cheaper than the £130m Chelsea offered last summer which was rejected. £68m is certainly a figure Newcastle can afford should it be necessary.

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