Newcastle has become one of the richest clubs in the world and, according to coach Jurgen Klopp, is a new football “superpower”. However, the Liverpool commander has no doubts that financial power now gives the chance to sign world-renowned stars in upcoming transfers.
“What will this mean for football? A few months ago, we had a big problem in the football world with 12 clubs trying to build a Superleague. It didn’t happen, but that’s kind of creating a ‘super team’ if you will. same thing. In a few years, not right away,” Klopp said.
The purchase of Newcastle was made by an investment fund linked to Saudi Arabia and the Premier League approved the acquisition after receiving “legally binding guarantees” that the Saudi state would not control the club.
Klopp described the club as the third “country-owned” team, referring to the Gulf states’ investments in football in Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
“I’m not sure how many countries there are with the financial power and interest for this,” he said. “I was waiting for an official statement from Richard Masters (Chief Executive of English) or someone else. We all know that there are obviously concerns about human rights issues. I think it’s clear that we feel the same here,” added the coach .