There is a possibility that a situation that the 19 teams in the English Premier League were worried about may occur.
Newcastle United and Italy international midfielder Sandro Tonali has been embroiled in allegations of illegal sports betting. If Tonali admits to the charges, there is a possibility that he will be banned from playing for at least six months or more than two years.
The immediate departure of the power team came as a big concern to Newcastle. Newcastle is competing in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) this season. If Tonali’s departure is finalized in a situation where power replenishment is needed, there is a possibility that the team will continue to face an even more difficult path.
Tonali admits to the charges from his time at AC Milan, but he is appealing that he did not do it himself and that it was at the recommendation of a third party.
Of course, Newcastle responded quickly. Newcastle, which received investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), has no difficulty recruiting players. The key is how rationally the funds are spent.
Britain’s ‘Football Insider’ reported on the 20th (Korean time), ‘Newcastle searched for a replacement for Tonali in the middle of the season and narrowed down the pool of candidates. ‘Former Wolverhampton midfielder Ruben Neves (Al Hilal) is a strong candidate,’ he explained.
Saudi Arabia’s prestigious Al Hilal is under the influence of PIF, including Al Nasr and Al Ittihad. There are plenty of ways for Newcastle to supply players. They are continuing their remarkable progress by recruiting Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr), Neymar (Al Hilal), etc.
Neves, who worked well with Hwang Hee-chan, left for Al Hilal for 47 million pounds (about 77.3 billion won) last August. Arsenal, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester City evaluated Neves’ skills highly and attempted to recruit him, but Al Hilal, who paid a larger transfer fee, succeeded in signing him.
The media said, ‘Newcastle will attempt to recruit Neves in the winter transfer window as early as next January. If a complete transfer is difficult, it is possible to return to the Premier League in the form of a loan, etc.’
It has recently been reported that Tottenham Hotspur is contemplating signing Jota, who was pushed out of the starting position at Al Ittihad. I had experience working with coach Enze Postecoglou at Celtic in Scotland last season.
Unlike this normal interest, the media explains that Neves feels like an internal affiliate transaction. Other clubs also pointed out that clubs under the PIF roof may feel like they are making expedient deals that are not expedient.토토사이트
If Neves returns to the Premier League through Newcastle, a significant impact is expected. In addition to the checks on Newcastle, there is a possibility that doubts about Saudi capital will grow. The question is whether they are recruiting from Saudi Arabia and then leasing them to a team with influence and stake, such as Newcastle.