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Newcastle’s stance on Erling Haaland transfer as January budget confirmed

Newcastle have almost £200million to spend in the upcoming window but are only planning to use a fraction of it as they target good value for money moves like Jesse Lingard

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Newcastle United will not splash their £190million January windfall as they look to gradually improve their squad.

Under Financial Fair Play rules, the Toon are almost allowed to spend £200m due to were taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) for £300m last week.

But the new owners will not use it all as it is reported they will have a budget of £50m for the upcoming window, according to The Telegraph.

That means Newcastle won’t be going in for any big hitters like Kylian Mbappe and Ering Haaland, who have been loosely linked with the Magpies.

Newcastle recognise January is a notoriously hard window to do business in and don’t think it’s smart to chase instant success with a huge amount of money.



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Newcastle still need to appoint a sporting director, a recruitment specialist or a chief executive who would potentially be in charge of transfers so they would rather make those appointments first – all likely to happen after January – before making any big additions.

Instead, they will target players who have experience in the Premier League who will be able to ensure their safety this season, which they can then build on for next year.

It’s why players like James Tarkowski have been looked at as his expiring deal in the summer means he will be available for an affordable price.









Jesse Lingard is in the exact same position as the Burnley defender and is expected to leave Manchester United with reports he has rejected a contract extension.

The midfielder is also on Newcastle’s radar and is a player they could make a move for in January.

John Barnes insists Newcastle need to ‘grow slowly’ and doesn’t see them signing players like Haaland.

He told the Daily Star: “Newcastle aren’t going to be signing Erling Haaland all of sudden just because they have money.



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“They have to grow slowly, and they will begin to improve – generally speaking. They won’t be looking at any one position. When they can get better players in every single position, they will do.

“That’s why the Saudi Arabian owners have come in. They haven’t come in to buy two players worth £100 million and are then expect to win the league.

“There has to be a long-term approach of gradual improvement, rather than just assuming the best player in the world will help.

“The future looks bright for Newcastle, but it will take time and they’ll be very cautious and resist the urge to go on a spending spree.



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“In two or three years time, when they have slowly improved and continue getting better, that’s when they can begin to look at signing world-class players. It will not happen overnight.”

New director of the club, Jamie Reuben, revealed they are willing to play the long game and are aware it will take time to bring success to Tyneside that the fans so badly crave.

He told Sky Sports: ‘We’re long-term, patient investors. We definitely want to be competing at the top end of the table and we definitely want to be competing for trophies.

“The immediate priority is to ensure we get the results we need right now and build infrastructure to ensure we compete at high levels going forward.”


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