Newcastle United are on the brink of a major takeover, as Amanda Staveley’s company, PCP Capital Partners are all set to buy the North-East club. Star Sports understands that the takeover will be announced this week with the investors willing to spend over £100m when the transfer window rolls back around. Moves for Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and former Magpies striker Andy Carroll were all discussed in the meeting.
Ross Barkley, in particular, has raised a lot of eyebrows. With the Everton midfielder largely being linked with a move to either of Spurs or Chelsea, Newcastle United hi-jacking the deal could be an impressive way for the new club shareholders to announce themselves on the market.
The English International has been an enthralling prospect in the Premier League for the past few seasons but sees himself falling down the pecking order at Everton this season, largely down to the hamstring injury he suffered. However, the Everton starlet still seems to be off the books even if he returns to full fitness due to Everton’s plethora of new signings in the summer.
Therefore, Ross Barkley will be a looking for a move elsewhere this January and Newcastle United could emerge as the perfect suitor for the talented midfielder, who will be looking to redeem himself as one of the top midfielders for England.
There are a number of reasons why Barkley should prefer a move to Newcastle rather than Tottenham or Chelsea. First of which, is the simple fact that the level…