Newcastle have made signing Gareth Bale this summer a 'priority'

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It's an exciting time to be a Newcastle fan.

The club have been in turmoil for the past decade under the ownership of Mike Ashley.

The Englishman has treated the club like a business since taking over the club, which has angered fans.

However, his tenure is nearly over.

That's because he's agreed to sell Newcastle to Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund for £300m.

The consortium is led by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohamed Bin Salman, who is worth £260 million.

Given he's worth 10x more than Manchester City's owner, Sheikh Mansour, you can bet Newcastle will be making a splash in the summer's transfer market if the deal goes through.

And it appears they are aiming high.

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According to Marca, Newcastle have made signing Gareth Bale a 'priority' this summer.

What a statement of intent that would be.

Real Madrid have been looking to sell Bale in the past few years but they have been unable to find a team that would be able to meet his wage demands.

But money will be no issue should the Newcastle takeover go through.

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It is also said that Newcastle's prospective new owners plan to install Mauricio Pochettino as their manager to replace Steve Bruce.

Of course, Pochettino worked with Bale at Tottenham, and it is noted that he would be in favour of bringing Bale to the club.

So watch this space. If the takeover goes through, Bale could well end up being Newcastle's first signing this summer.

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