Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has handed the new owners of Newcastle United names of three players to sign.
Ferdinand wants Newcastle to sign the likes of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Recall that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund finally secured a deal to buy Newcastle last week and are now the wealthiest owners in world football, with the Magpies expected to invest heavily over the coming years.
“I would be going to try and make like a mad couple of signings, like huge, that I think would be gettable,” Ferdinand said on his YouTube show Vibe with Five.
“I would be looking at people like Raheem Sterling. Raheem Sterling’s not playing regularly, I would go ask him the question. I would go and ask Declan Rice, “What’s going on?”
“These two would be the first two on my list, and I would go all out to go and get them. And then I would be trying to get people like Jesse Lingard, who’s in and around the Man United squad.”
He added: “It’s unrealistic until you ask the question. I would be going out there to get answers from these types of players and then you work your way down your list.”