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Newcastle Line Up Bid For PSG Star With Spurs And Juventus Also Interested

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Newcastle Line Up Bid For PSG Star With Spurs And Juventus Also Interested

Newcastle United are expected to be incredibly active during the January transfer window, following the takeover of the club by the Suadi Public Investment Fund.

Virtually every superstar in world football has been linked with a move to the North East in recent days, but the latest man to be touted as a possible target for the new owners is Mauro Icardi.

According to the Mail On Sunday, the Paris-Saint Germain forward is high on Newcastle's wishlist, with the Magpies set to rival the likes of Tottenham and Juventus for his signature.

Icardi has naturally struggled to break into the French side's starting XI, with the front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe a near certainty to be selected most weeks - barring injury.

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This often leaves the Argentine in the position of 'Supersub', a role he excels in, but surely won't want to fulfil for the rest of his career.

The 28-year-old joined PSG in 2020 for a fee of €50m, having scored 111 goals in just 188 games for Inter Milan previously.

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With game time at Parc Des Princes now harder to come by than ever, there is a growing belief that Icardi will soon seek pastures new - if more minutes cannot be guaranteed.

With plenty of years left on the player's current deal, he certainly wouldn't come cheap if any potential suitors do wish to prize him away.

Newcastle are expected to spend big in the January transfer window, as the first task for the new Saudi owners is to simply keep the club in the Premier League this season.

With this in mind, Steve Bruce's side have been linked with players such as Burnley's James Tarkowski and Juve midfielder Aaron Ramsey - who both have a lot of Premier League experience.

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Signing Icardi, by contrast, would be a far bigger statement of intent, as he is clearly still valued by Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.

Despite not always being the first name on the teamsheet, the marksman has scored 36 goals in 72 appearances for his current club.

However, with Juventus in desperate need of a striker after the exit of one Cristiano Ronaldo, don't expect Newcastle to have it all their own way if they do indeed make a move this winter.

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Mauro Icardi, Ligue 1, Premier League, Juventus, Newcastle United

Tom Fenton
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