Newcastle United have succeeded in their ambitions by realizing the dream of replaying the Champions League.
Now, a new update has emerged on a potentially massive transfer for the Magpies which could put them in contention to go far in this competition.
What’s new on Lionel Messi’s future?
According to Argentinian journalist Pablo Gravellone, Newcastle are one of the Premier League clubs interested in signing World Cup winner Lionel Messi this summer.
Gravellone took Twitter on Saturday to make the astonishing claim: “From England it is assured today that Chelsea and Newcastle have entered the race to sign Messi.”
Will Newcastle sign Lionel Messi this summer?
While the idea of Messi arriving at Tyneside might seem far-fetched to most, it would be a huge statement of PIF’s intention to make Newcastle a global brand both on and off the pitch.
It has been proven time and time again that Messi’s influence on his club’s global recognition and of course, his phenomenal impact on the pitch is totally unmatched by any other player on the planet. For example, Paris Saint Germain lost a remarkable 600k followers on Instagram this weekend after the Argentine’s last game for the Ligue 1 side.
Despite becoming one of the wealthiest clubs on the planet during the Saudi-led takeover in November 2021, the Magpies have found themselves limited on how much they can spend due to the financial fair play rules and the club’s lack of commercial income compared to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
As a result, the £1m-a-week superstar’s signing could play a key role in unlocking the financial capabilities that Newcastle boast with merchandising profits, advertising opportunities and business deals of all kinds likely to mount. soared if a move was completed to bring the 806-goal Phenomenon to St James’ Park.
As for Messi’s stance on his future, it has been widely reported that the 35-year-old – hailed as the ‘Mozart of football’ by Radomir Antic – is eyeing a lucrative move to Al-Hilal of the Saudi Pro League.
However, Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has dispelled these rumors to claim that the former Barcelona wonderkid wants to stay in competitive football.
That being said, the opportunity to sign Messi will be hard for power brokers St James’ Park to pass up and would be without a doubt the biggest move for PIF and Newcastle in the entire history of their club. .
With Champions League qualification assured and unparalleled ambition displayed by the owners, this could be an incredibly attractive prospect for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.