- Ruben Neves will be returning to England by January
- Premier League teams vote on a temporary ban between affiliated clubs
- Newcastle won’t be able to borrow players from Al Hilal and three other Saudi Pro League teams
Newcastle United may continue to pursue Ruben Neves even if the club is not allowed to sign him on a loan.
Next week, Premier League teams will cast their votes on a ban which will prevent them from signing any players associated with affiliated clubs. Newcastle won’t be able to borrow players from PIF owned clubs in Saudi Arabia, Al Nassr Al Ittifaq Al Ahli or Al Hilal where Neves plays.
Newcastle expects their plans to lend Neves will be derailed, but 90min has been told they haven’t ruled out a deal.
Newcastle and PIF have both expressed an interest in a permanent move. This would allow the Premier League to circumvent any legal counter proposals.
Neves has been reported to want to return to England for the January transfer window. 90min revealed recently that Arsenal is among the clubs who are showing interest.
90min Newcastle is working on various options in January but the top priority for them will be to bring in a new midfielder who can replace Sandro Tonali, currently suspended.
Neves, a midfielder from Manchester City is also a target. 90min Newcastle is Phillips’s first choice for a loan if he leaves the Etihad Stadium in winter.