Journalist says Newcastle could sign 23-year-old if they get top four

Speaking on The Done Deal Show, Ben Jacobs made a rather cool claim about Newcastle United and Kylian Mbappe.

Since the day Newcastle was bought by the Public Investment Fund, there has been ambiguity among fans and critics that Mbappe’s move might appear in the future. After all, this is the richest club in the world and the most famous football player on the planet.

It all seems like baseless speculation. So far this is.

Indeed, it was widely reported this week that Mbappe now wants to leave PSG and, according to Jacobs, St James’ Park is a potential destination, but the Magpies must get the Champions League for that to happen.

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Mbappe to Newcastle?

Jacobs has shared what he knows about the 23-year-old Newcastle.

“And Newcastle, as I mentioned, is another potential destination in the sense that the PIF wants to sign a marquee, but it will be very difficult to convince Mbappe to join Newcastle. There is nothing in him at this point, there has been no communication, he is not a player that works,” Jacobs said. It’s Ashworth.”

“It’s an ambitious royal group in Newcastle who says ‘what if we could get the young elite star to build our model around him. “Newcastle will have to enter the race late because they will have to show that they have Champions League football, and they already know they are on their way to the bottom of the list of potential destinations.”

Imagine the money

We all like to tell ourselves that football is about a lot more than just money, but the truth is that finances are a huge factor in this game.

The Newcastle owners have an unimaginable net worth, and the money involved in a deal to sign Mbappe would be truly amazing.

The transfer fee would surely exceed £150m, while he could easily be the first £1m-a-week player if he were to come to Newcastle.

This may be the story of the transition of the century.

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