In the early aftermath of the takeover, it was reported that Niklas Sule could be a landmark arrival for Newcastle.
The Bayern Munich centre-back was first linked by the German media, with reporter Christian Falk claiming that the Magpies were keen.
These reports were backed up by local outlet Newcastle World, who stated that Newcastle had gone further than just being keen.
They claimed that talks had been held between the Magpies and his representatives, and that he was interested in a possible move to St James’ Park.
Sule’s contract at the Allianz Arena is set to expire in the summer, and it looks like he won’t be extending his deal with the Bundesliga champions.
However, it appears that a move to Newcastle is no longer an option for the 26-year-old.
Why Niklas Sule no longer wants to join Newcastle
According to German outlet Sport1, the defender isn’t considering a move to the North East.
They state that while Newcastle can meet his massive wage demands, he doesn’t want to join the Magpies. That’s because he wants to join a team who regularly challenges for titles year after year and competes in the Champions League.
If that’s the case, why was it initially reported that he was interested in joining the club? Did he think he was talking to a different team?
We haven’t came close to a major honour since the early 2000s. The last major trophy we won was in 1969, and the last major domestic trophy was in 1955.
Hopefully that changes in the coming years following the change of ownership, but it is still a long way away. Just getting the St James’ Park windows washed was a bonus for some Toon fans.
It appears that Newcastle have perhaps been used by Sule’s representatives in this instance to get him a better deal elsewhere. It’s yet to work, with Bayern yet to offer him what he wants.