Arsenal join the race to sign £50m top Newcastle transfer target

Ruben Neves of Al Hilal (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)
Ruben Neves of Al Hilal (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images) /

Newcastle may have to watch Arsenal get the last laugh, since Mikel Arteta’s side have joined the race for a top Newcastle transfer target.

Newcastle United need to sign a midfielder in the January transfer window due to the lengthy suspension of Sandro Tonali. Having only signed the midfielder in the summer transfer window, Eddie Howe is now forced to sign a backup for the Italian since he faces a suspension which rules him out of Newcastle action until next year.

There are some options for Eddie Howe in the January transfer window. Thankfully for the English boss, there will be many European midfielders looking for a new club since they would like to boost their chances of making their respective squads for the EURO 2024 competition in summer.

An option which has been thrown out there for Newcastle is Ruben Neves who currently plays for Al-Hilal, a club in the Saudi Pro League with the same owners (PIF) as Newcastle United. Although a loan move looks to be off the cards since Premier League clubs will ban to prevent this type of move, there’s nothing stopping Newcastle from buying the player for a fair fee.

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Arsenal join the race to sign £50m top Newcastle transfer target Ruben Neves

However, they face competition from fellow Premier League side Arsenal, who are emerging as bitter rivals for Newcastle, with plenty of fiery encounters between the two sides in recent seasons.

According to a report by TEAMtalk, Arsenal have joined the race to sign Ruben Neves, meaning the Geordies “may have to watch on as transfer target Ruben Neves joins a Premier League rival, with Arsenal reportedly bursting into the race for him”

Neves is a technically-gifted midfielder who boasts Premier League experience. Therefore, it’s no wonder that other English top flight clubs are interested in signing him alongside us – We just have to hope that the connection of Al-Hilal and Newcastle bein under the same ownership works in our favour somehow.

Do you think Newcastle transfer target Ruben Neves will join us or Arsenal?