Our potential new owners are set to bring money like we’ve never seen before at Newcastle United.

With the estimated wealth of the people involved in the takeover, the Magpies will likely be one of the richest clubs in the world.

That means a lot of money will likely be spent on players, meaning the days of skimping on transfers will be a thing of the past.

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And it will also mean a huge increase in transfer rumours, each one more ridiculous than the last.

The rumour mill has already started, with Belgian superstar Dries Mertens linked with a move to St James’ Park.

That’s according to Eurosport France journalist Manu Lonjon.

He Tweeted: “The future owners of Newcastle are starting to prospect. They sent emissaries to inquire about the situations of Emmanuel Dennis (Bruges) and Dries Mertens (Naples).”


Mertens in black and white? Not likely

While we might become rich following this takeover, we are still relegation-threatened Newcastle United. We are still a club in the north east of England who struggle to attract players without the lure of the glitz and glamour of London.

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I find it very hard to believe that we’ll be able to attract players like Mertens straight away.

The forward is one of the best around, netting more than 100 goals for Napoli in all competitions. His best season came in 2016/17, where he netted 28 Serie A goals.

This season he’s scored Champions League goals against Liverpool and Barcelona, and was linked with a January move to Chelsea by Sky Sports.

Often rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt, and that will most certainly be the case for Newcastle fans over the coming months and years.

Dries Mertens to Newcastle? He probably doesn’t even know what a Newcastle is…

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