Newcastle’s owners are preparing a £161,000-per-week bid for Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, who is desired by Juventus.
Newcastle is said to be ready to face Juventus in the new year.
According to rumours, Newcastle United is preparing to offer Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel a hefty wage hike in order to entice him away from Juventus. As Eddie Howe attempts to bolster his squad ahead of next season, the Magpies are widely expected to spend substantially in the next two transfer windows.
After failing to win a single match this season, Newcastle is currently in 19th place in the Premier League table, level on points with bottom club Norwich City.
They are reportedly working hard to launch a large-scale recruitment drive in the near future to jumpstart their new era under Howe’s leadership.
After the completion of their lucrative Saudi-backed takeover was finally announced last month, the Tyneside outfit will have plenty of cash to spend in January and the summer.
Due to the involvement of the Public Investment Fund, which represents Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the consortium in question is estimated to be valued more than £300 billion.
In the weeks leading up to the January transfer window, a number of high-profile players have been connected with Newcastle, notably Mauro Icardi of PSG and Marc-Andre ter Stegen of Barcelona.
Newcastle, on the other hand, appears to be trying to use their newfound wealth to get Witsel to the club.
As things stand, the Dortmund playmaker’s contract will expire at the end of the season, and he will be eligible to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with a non-German team starting in January.
According to TuttoJuve, Newcastle will give Witsel a weekly wage of roughly £161,000 in order to beat Juventus to his signature.
According to the source, both clubs are keeping eyes on the Belgian midfielder, who has started every Bundesliga encounter for his club since the start of the season.
However, Juventus are unwilling to match Witsel’s present contract at Dortmund, forcing him to accept a pay cut in order to join the Italian giants.
This might give Newcastle a clear advantage in their pursuit of him, with the Magpies able to outbid Juventus with a ‘indispensable offer’ in the new year.
In the meanwhile, it’s unclear whether Witsel’s contract will be renewed. “Brinkwire News Summary.”