Newcastle will make Wilfried Zaha a transfer target – if £300million Saudi takeover goes through



Posted Sunday, May 17, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

Newcastle will make Wilfried Zaha a transfer target – if £300million Saudi takeover goes through
Newcastle will make Wilfried Zaha a transfer target if the £300m takeover goes through Credit: Getty Images - Getty

WILFRIED ZAHA has emerged as a potential target for Newcastle if the Saudi takeover goes through.

A major squad overhaul is planned providing the Premier League approve the £300million buyout.

Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be the prospective new owners’ preferred choice as manager if they decide to sack Steve Bruce — and the Argentine has made it clear he would want total control over signings.

But that has not stopped soundings being made about the availability of winger Zaha, valued at more than £60million by Crystal Palace.

The Ivory Coast star, 27, has ambitions to play Champions League football and wanted to leave the Eagles last season.

But should Toon invest huge sums on their squad he could be persuaded to move to the North East.

Pochettino showed interest in Zaha when in charge of Spurs so it may be a deal that works for everyone.

The buying consortium — backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund — are keen to strengthen up front and have shown interest in Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, 22, and Alfredo Morelos, 23, of Rangers.

Zaha was wanted by Arsenal and Everton last summer after registering ten goals and as many assists for Palace in 2018/19.

This season has seen the winger somewhat less effective with just three strikes to his name, with the Eagles pushing for Europe from 11th place.



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