Following the recent completion of the Saudi-backed consortium takeover at Newcastle United, the club’s new hierarchy have allegedly identified one of their first new signings ahead of the upcoming winter window.
According to The Telegraph, Burnley defender James Tarkowski is likely to become one of the first signings of the new era at Newcastle United following the Saudi-backed consortium takeover, with the England international reportedly understood to be keen on the move.
The report states that ‘Tarkowski’s name featured heavily in the preliminary discussions among the football advisors at St James’ Park, who are helping the public face of the new board, Amanda Staveley, draw up a plan to present to the club’s Saudi Arabian owners ahead of the January transfer window.’
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Tarkowski is out of contract at the end of the season and is said to have a gentleman’s agreement in place with Burnley that they will not prevent him from leaving in January.
Given he could leave Turf Moor for free at the end of the season, Sean Dyche’s side may prefer to receive a fee, which could be significant transfer figure given Newcastle’s new-found wealth.