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Newcastle United should try to 'sell the dream' of the club to Paul Pogba, and sign him for free next summer, according to Chris Waddle.
Newcastle's new owners have made them the richest club in the Premier League, which has left Jurgen Klopp fearing they'll be a one team 'Super League.'
Their incredible unlimited resources has inevitably led to a lot of rumours about who they might sign in January, with former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir amongst those linked.
Whilst deals like Fekir, and Jesse Lingard too, might take place in January, Chris Waddle thinks the club should be targeting a move for Pogba next summer, when he's available on a free transfer.
"Paul Pogba’s out of contract isn’t he?" Waddle asked the Sun.
"Now people might say about Newcastle — but money talks.
"If they sell the dream about what we’re going to win and achieve, it might."
Pogba's deal is set to expire next summer and, whilst United have offered him a new contract, he has yet to sign an extension for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.
The World Cup winner can negotiate with teams outside of England in January, in order to sign a pre contract agreement, but Newcastle would have to wait for the deal to finish.
Waddle has called on Newcastle to 'test' the big teams resolve to keep players by offering them big money for their stars, even with the Magpies still in the relegation zone.
"Your Bayern Munichs and teams like that and say ‘we want him, we want him.’
est them. Could you get somebody like Eden Hazard out from Real Madrid? On loan even until the end of the season and then pay a fee.
"Federico Chiesa, yes. Moussa Diaby. Anthony Martial, not fitting in to Manchester United — all available. Donny van de Beek.
"And then do you test teams like Arsenal for your people like Emile Smith Rowe?
"What about Kalvin Phillips at Leeds? Declan Rice. Marco Asensio at Real Madrid.
"There are so many talented players at a good age, and this is what it’s about.
"It’s not about buying 31 or 32-year-olds and thinking ‘we’ll use you for a year’ and paying an absolute fortune.
"It’s about building a team over the next five years."
Waddle's grand plan also included going for young La Liga talent, like Gavi, but even with their financial problems it's unlikely Barcelona would sell the young star.
In a way it is more likely than Pogba, with reports that Newcastle's new owners will look more at RB Leipzig's model of signing young players than Manchester City, Chelsea and PSG's model of signing stars.
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