January 03 News According to Newcastle Chronicle editor-in-chief Lee Ryder (say no
The latest report from Spanish newspaper Marca comes hours after Spanish newspaper Marca claimed that Portuguese legend Ronaldo had a clause in his contract that would have allowed him to join Newcastle from Riyadh if they qualified for the Champions League.
Newcastle sources have denied that claim.
Of course, there is nothing in the soon-to-be 38-year-old’s contract to join Riyadh Victory that would allow him to move to St James’ Park.
Newcastle, backed by their Saudi Arabian bosses, are certainly ambitious, but Ronaldo is not the type of signing they are currently interested in, and Newcastle will use smart instincts in the January transfer window – as they did last winter and summer.
The fans are also very clear about Newcastle’s transfer strategy after the new boss. A bold move like Ronaldo is absolutely impossible.
First of all, the annual salary of 173 million pounds is far beyond the salary level of Newcastle. Newcastle hopes that the team can gradually improve, and suddenly a high-paid player is not in line with the spirit of the team.
After Newcastle was acquired by Saudi Arabia, it was suddenly associated with big-name players like Mbappe.
Agents came from far and wide to try their luck with co-owner Amanda Staveley, PIF and the Ruben family.
But they soon discovered that in Newcastle, "being fooled by big money" is not something they would do.
They are more likely to sign players like Valladolid’s Ivan Freneda.
The 18-year-old flying full-back could sign with Newcastle before being loaned back.