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Newcastle right to set sights low in transfer market – but their time is running out

Jason Burt


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Recent Newcastle signing Kieran Trippier. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters

Recent Newcastle signing Kieran Trippier. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters

Recent Newcastle signing Kieran Trippier. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters

In the days after the €365million Saudi Arabian-led takeover of Newcastle United was finally completed, fans – and some media – compiled their “dream XI” of who the (potentially) richest club in the world would buy.

Kylian Mbappe? Erling Haaland? Eden Hazard? It was fantasy football. It was never going to happen. Not in this January transfer window and not in the summer one either – especially if Newcastle are relegated.


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