Steve McManaman warns Newcastle to be ‘very careful’ with their transfer business as Saudi owners plan big money moves … but admits that Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale would be a ‘very interesting’ signing at St James’ Park
- Steve McManaman has warned Newcastle to be ‘very careful’ with their money
- Newcastle have become the richest club in the world after their £ 305 million acquisition
- McManaman says all agents will try to push their players to Newcastle
- He says they should be looking to sign both Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland
Steve McManaman has told Newcastle to be “very careful” with its money heading into the January transfer window after its £ 305 million Saudi-led acquisition.
The Magpies became the richest club in the world after a consortium that included Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia bought Mike Ashley.
As a result, McManaman believes that all agents will try to “push their players to Newcastle” but insists they should only be interested in players like Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland.
Steve McManaman (above) has told Newcastle to be “ very careful ” with its money in the January transfer window after its £ 300 million takeover led by Saudi Arabia.
McManaman said Horseracing.net: ‘Newcastle just have to be very careful. Everybody in the world knows it. All agents will try to push their players to Newcastle.
“Gareth Bale would be very interesting, of course he would be, since he has one year left on his contract and he is a super player.
“The only thing is if you want to return to this country because you love life in Madrid. Eden Hazard is now on the wrong side of 30.
And you have to be very careful with Isco and Luka Jovic. I don’t think Isco is a Premier League player, he just lacks that little bit of rhythm.
The Magpies became the richest club in the world after a consortium bought Mike Ashley In the photo: new president Yasir Al-Rumayyan (above)
McManaman believes that all agents will try to push their players to Newcastle, but insists they should only be interested in players like Kylian Mbappé (left) and Erling Haaland (right).
“ For me, the most important signings are those of Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland. You have to be careful not to pay a lot of money to the older players and then they don’t show up. ‘
McManaman also shared his thoughts on the firing of Steve Bruce, saying that Paulo Fonseca, Eddie Howe, Lucien Favre or Steven Gerrard will have a hard time turning down the opportunity at Newcastle.
He said: ‘If we are led to believe, that Newcastle United will become the next Manchester City with all this money, power and glamor, it could be an absolutely brilliant opportunity to take that job.
‘I think it’s an amazing opportunity if these new owners say,’ We would like you to take this job as our manager and we have £ 500 million to spend. ‘