PIF are plotting their moves ahead of the summer transfer window as they prepare to take Newcastle United to the next level by snapping up talent.
They made a number of moves in January to give the club the best chance to stay in the Premier League, signing Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn, Matt Targett, Bruno Guimaraes and Chris Wood. This has led to the side moving out of the bottom three and nine points clear of relegation, having lost just two of their last 11 matches.
The Magpies have now been linked with an ambitious swoop to sign PSG winger Neymar at the end of the season to bolster Eddie Howe’s squad further.
St. James’ Park will be rocking if PIF somehow manages to pull off this sensational deal as it would represent a major change in the power structure of the Premier League.
Neymar is the most expensive player in history and Newcastle bringing him in would show that they have the pull to bring in the best players in the world to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. It would prove that they are serious about becoming a powerhouse in England and send shockwaves around the division as other top clubs look on in envy.
The Brazilian gem, who was once dubbed a “once-in-a-generation” player by David Beckham, was previously showered with praise by former Premier League forward Diego Forlan as the retired goalscorer said:
“Neymar is one of the best strikers in the world, playing in football’s best club team. He scores goals, he makes assists, he gets past players, he produces magic when he gets the ball. I could continue to compliment him because Neymar has lived up to the hype.
“Other Brazilians who’ve gone to Europe haven’t always settled so quickly. Neymar has. He’s going to get better and I suspect he’ll be the best in the world in a few years.”
Have his performances on the pitch lived up to the words around him? His 330 goals and assists in 323 matches for PSG and Barcelona combined, along with 70 strikes in 116 games for Brazil, suggest that they have as he has consistently delivered in the final third at a phenomenal rate throughout his career.
His immense quality at the top end of the pitch and his excellent reputation in the game – as shown by Forlan and Beckham’s comments – are two reasons why St. James’ Park would be rocking if PIF secure a deal for Neymar, along with what it would mean for the landscape of the Premier League. This is why the Saudi Arabian consortium must do all they can to get this move over the line…