AC Milan star tops Newcastle’s shopping list

Newcastle are looking to make huge investments on the mercato soon and AC Milan star is one of their top transfer targets.

Newcastle United are under new ownership, with a £300 million deal led by a Saudi Arabian consortium recently completed as Mike Ashley’s 14-year tenure at St James Park comes to a close. Crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, one of the wealthiest man in the world, is now the new owner of the Premier League club.

Newcastle are currently fighting to avoid Championship relegation but huge investment are expected for next summer. A rumored 250 million euros budget has been set to make Newcastle immediately title contenders and challenge other Premier League heavyweights like Manchester City & Co.

One of the top players on Newcastle’s radar is reportedly AC Milan star Theo Hernandez. The French defender has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the world attracting the attention of many clubs.

Theo Hernandez is on his third year at San Siro and has recorded 3 assists and one goal in 9 appearances so far. The 24-year-old is a key player for coach Stefano Pioli and his current contract expires in 2024.

After the recent Nations League win as a protagonist with the French national team, the market value of Theo Hernandez has skyrocketed to over 70 million euros. Besides Newcastle, other rich clubs like PSG and Manchester City are interested in the AC Milan full-back but the Rossoneri have already opened talks to extend his contract for five more years.

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