- James Tarkowski may move away from Turf Moor in January
- Tarkowski will be free to leave at the end of the season as his contract expires
- The long-awaited £305 million Saudi takeover of Newcastle is now complete
- The deal was announced on Thursday, ending Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign at the club
- Chairman Yasser al-Rumayyan insists they will build on ‘long-term success’
James Tarkowski is likely to become one of the first signings of the new Newcastle United era amid reports the Burnley defender is looking forward to the move.
Newcastle The new Saudis are in ownership after a deal worth £305 million was agreed with Mike Ashley and signed by the Premier League on Thursday.
Following a Saudi-backed takeover led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the club’s new president – Yasser al-Rumayun – wrote a letter in which he spoke of his ambitions and promised to deliver a team that fans can be proud of. .
James Tarkowski is one of the names tipped to become Newcastle’s first signer of the new era
And Tarkowski is one of the names on the table as the club’s football advisor, the public face of the new board, Amanda Staveley, helps plan the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at Turf Moor and will be free to leave with nothing at the end of the season.
But the England international has struck a gentleman’s deal with Burnley that the club will not stand in the way of a January move, according to Wire.
Newcastle is set to become one of the richest clubs in world football following a takeover led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Burnley will try to maximize fees, but that shouldn’t be an issue for the Magpies as the Saudi-acquisition is set to make them one of the richest clubs in the Premier League.
Newcastle will be able to spend up to £190 million in January and stay within financial fairness rules, but the Telegraph reports they will not spend lavishly and will instead build slowly.
Tarkowski is said to be looking forward to visiting St James’s Park this winter and is waiting to see if a deal can be reached between the two clubs.
Newcastle president Yasser Al-Rumayyan has written a letter to supporters following the club’s takeover by the Saudi-based consortium
Jesse Lingard is another name linked to Newcastle following the takeover, but it is not known whether the England international will be keen on a move after the Magpies were denied loan to the West Ham side in January.
However, the 28-year-old has turned down a new contract at Old Trafford after once again struggling for game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
With Newcastle’s renewed ambition and budget, however, a move towards Geordi this winter may be more appealing.
Jesse Lingard (left) denied loan to Newcastle in favor of West Hamo in January