Bought for £ 320million by a Saudi investment fund headed by Prince Bin Salman, Newcastle have become the club with the richest owner in football. This gives the English club almost unlimited funds to strengthen during the next mercatos.

Eager to grow stronger little by little, like Paris Saint-Germain did, starting with Pastore, then with a few world-class players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Newcastle are gradually sharpening their weapons. Club officials have already approached an FC Barcelona star, according to Sport, to make him the club’s first major signing. According to Catalan media, it is ex-Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho.

In decline since his arrival at Barça, the Brazilian could join the Premier League to revive with a nice salary. According to Sport, Newcastle’s new leaders have already started negotiations with Coutinho, with the aim of convincing him to sign with them. A first offer could be made to Barça at the end of this season.