‘They have the power’ - Newcastle United tipped to convince Man United target to sign
The latest Newcastle United transfer news as Eddie Howe’s side conclude their 2022/23 Premier League season away to Chelsea later today.
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The final day of the season is here with Newcastle United already guaranteed a top four finish and UEFA Champions League football next season.
Eddie Howe’s side head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea where they still have the chance to leapfrog Manchester United and finish in third. It doesn’t make any difference in terms of their continental qualification though and the pulling power that their place in Europe’s elite competition should give them in the summer window could make for an interesting summer.
It’s not just on the field and in the league table where the Magpies are rivaling the red half of Manchester but potentially also in the transfer market where they are being tipped to convince one Red devils target to make the move to St James’ Park rather than Old Trafford. Per an article by Sport Witness, via reports from Italy, Newcastle United could convince Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot into a move this summer.
The 28-year old Frenchman has been a long term target for Manchester United who are expected to be back in for him again this summer. However, the Magpies could thwart those plans if the news coming out of Italy is to be believed with Rabiot described as ‘one of several players in the Juve squad’ expected to leave this summer.
His contract expires this summer and it is claimed that ‘several sides in Europe’ are ready to make a move. Quoting the reports form France, SW write that Newcastle are the club ‘ready to shower him in gold’.
There place in the Champions League and the financial manoeuvrability that allows them could be a key deciding factor in persuading Rabiot to ignore interest from elsewhere and move to the North East. It is also reported that the player and his agent are waiting till the end of the current season before making any decisions.