The year 2021 was enormously eventful and exciting for Newcastle united, on October 7th Newcastle United was bought off Mike Ashley by billionaire owners, the new owners are a consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, RB Sports and Media and PCP Capital Partners. The joy the Newcastle fans experienced in getting rid of Mike Ashley and acquiring such wealth was short lived though as now in mid-January Newcastle are still in a relegation battle and if something doesn’t change the club will be relegated.
The January transfer window is exactly what all Newcastle fans had their eyes on from the minute the new owners were announced, it is what they hope can save them from relegation as with all this new money they expected to make big signings. More reason to have faith in the owners came as one of the first big decisions they made was to sack Steve Bruce who was failing at the club and sign manager Eddie Howe who had previously done very well at Bournemouth in the Premier League finishing 9th in their best season only being relegated in their 5th season.
It’s the 13th of January and I think most Newcastle fans would say they are very happy with the business that has been done so far. First Newcastle signed right back and La Liga winner Kieran Trippier for 12 million pounds plus add-ons from Athletico Madrid on the 7th of January, also, in breaking news today Chris wood signed from Burnley to Newcastle for 25 million pounds. The two signings have many Newcastle fans hopeful they can rescue this season, one Newcastle fan I spoke to is definitely happy with the new signings as he said “Kieran Trippier has played at top level and bringing that influence into the squad is class. Chris wood is also just what we needed a proper center forward with a consistent record he’s also proven in the premier league”. Newcastle now face the task of staying up and with their next game against Watford the team in 17th and just out of relegation the match really could be the turning point if they are to win it. It will be interesting to see whether money talks or it’s too little to late for Newcastle United.