How Newcastle could line up with Harry Kane spearheading attack under Pochettino if £300m Saudi takeover is completed – The Sun

NEWCASTLE could boast an all-new attack next season with Harry Kane leading the line if the potential new owners get their way and land Mauricio Pochettino.

Mike Ashley is on the verge of selling the Toon for a knockdown £300million to a Saudi group led by Amanda Staveley.


They prospective new owners now just need to pass the Premier League's "fit and proper person" test.

Reports claim Mauricio Pochettino is their No1 target as boss, as the odds have been slashed on the former Tottenham chief heading to St James' Park.

Under new ownership, there is almost no chance Steve Bruce keeps his job – with the ex-Hull boss odds-on to be given the boot.

And Pochettino could raid former club Spurs to give Newcastle a boost.

Kane has been linked with a move away from North London this summer after spending his entire career trophyless at Tottenham.

While big names such as Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United circle, Newcastle could trump the opposition under their super-rich new owners.

Newcastle may not be able to end Kane's trophy drought immediately, but he could be tempted by the owners' vision and potential investment.

The Magpies may opt for Kane over Antoine Griezmann, set to end his Barcelona nightmare after just one season.

And Kalidou Koulibaly, so long a target for Man Utd, could be next on the Toon's wish-list to bolster their centre-back ranks, teaming up with club legend Jamal Lascelles in front of Martin Dubravka.

Another United target, also wanted by Tottenham, is Max Aarons who could replace Javier Manquillo – who's tipped to be sold this summer, with Fenerbahce interested.

On the left-side, Pochettino could be reunited with Danny Rose, who may be tempted to extend his loan stay under new management.

In midfield, bosses will be hoping to keep hold of Man Utd target and homegrown hero Sean Longstaff despite their £50m interest.

He could be paired in midfield by Aston Villa star John McGinn – yet another Old Trafford target – and Philippe Coutinho.

The Barcelona flop – on loan at Bayern Munich – is set to be sold this summer, with Chelsea interested in signing the former Liverpool man.

Coutinho could add some much-needed creative spark and flair to the middle of the park.

Up front, Kane could be teamed up with promising forward Allan Saint-Maximin and Burnley winger Dwight McNeil – who is set for a big-money move this summer.

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