Newcastle United have been taking a keen interest in bringing the former sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain Andero Henrique to St James’ Park if the £300m takeover goes through.
The Magpies have previously been linked to Lille’s Director of Football Luis Campos, with the likes of Domenico Teti, Owen Brown, Frank McParland and Pablo Longoria also being linked to the Tyneside role.
The club are on the verge of a significant change in the way that the club has run and an important phase in their long and illustrious history. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) will take 80% of all shares if the deal goes through, with Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers both taking an equal share of the final 20%.
Henrique was the forefront of deals that saw Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both make the switch to the French capital for a combined transfer fee of £314m.
Would you bring Antero Henrique to St James' Park?
According to Le 10 Sport, Newcastle want a slice of that pie and are interesting in bringing Henrique to England and to the Magpies’ new project, which will hopefully see us sore to the top of the Premier League table and compete in Europe on a regular basis.
The report adds that Manchester United are also closely monitoring the Portuguese football official, who already collaborates with the Red Devils.
The amount of names that we have been linked with has been endless, but nevertheless exciting, due to the prospect of becoming a super club like Manchester City in the space of 12 years.
It remains to be seen whether this takeover will happen, and who will be in charge at the start of next season. Having said that, someone with Henrique’s reputation of talent-spotting and negotiation skills will prove handing in attracting some of Europe’s top stars to Tyneside.