Newcastle United Aim to Lure Away Real Madrid Star as First Major Signing Since Takeover

Published 11/12/2021, 8:15 AM EST
MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 21: Toni Kroos of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on October 21, 2020 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)


Newcastle United fans are now looking forward to better days after the Saudi Arabian-led Public Investment Fund took over the club. As a result, they are now among the richest clubs in the world, and fans eagerly wait for their first transfer window.

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According to Marca, Newcastle United’s first signing could be Toni Kroos; he is among the list of five players that the Premier League club wants to sign. However, it will be very hard to lure Kroos away from the pastures of Real Madrid, but with their rich owners, anything is possible.

 

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Toni Kroos and his form for Real Madrid in the past few years.

Kroos has consistently been one of the best midfielders on the planet since 2015 and has been an integral part of Real Madrid’s midfield, alongside Luka Modric and Casemiro. Newcastle United don’t have any stellar midfielders and would benefit a lot from a playmaker like Kroos pulling the strings and finding the gaps.

Despite being 31, Kroos is still at the top of his game. Last season, the German world cup-winner ended his campaign with three goals and ten assists. He has only played five games this season but has finally recovered from an injury and has already scored a goal for Real Madrid as well.

However, signing Toni Kroos won’t solve all of Newcastle United’s problems.

Newcastle United and their prospects under Eddie Howe

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Newcastle recently sacked manager Steve Bruce after the former Manchester United player led them to 19th place in the Premier League. Moreover, they are yet to win a single match in the Premier League and are only ahead of Norwich City based on their goal difference.

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They appointed former AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe who has promised that he will play some good, attacking football in Newcastle. Clearly, Howe has a tough job on his hands. Do you think he can save this team from relegation?

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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