Newcastle United news: Alan Shearer's subtle dig at Mike Ashley on BBC as Magpies linked with Leeds United star and Joe Willock price tag increased

Newcastle United are now safe for another season and will play in the Premier League once again next campaign.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 2:34 pm
BBC presenter and former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer.

But what about transfers? Here, we take a look at the latest transfer talk and gossip from Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals at the Magpies prepare for another season in the top-flight:

According to Football Insider, Newcastle are monitoring 22-year-old Leeds United and Wales forward Tyler Roberts.

Indeed, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal are looking to raise nearer £30million for the England under-21 midfielder Joe Willock.

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That’s around £10million more than the price that has been widely touted for the Newcastle United loanee.

During Leicester City’s FA Cup final win against Chelsea yesterday, Alan Shearer fired a loaded message which could be interpreted as being aimed at Mike Ashley.

"You saw him (Rodgers) have a little look up above and say thank you," he said on the BBC following the Foxes’ victory.

"I'm absolutely delighted for the owners because we've heard about owners of football clubs in the last four or five weeks.

"This is how to run a football club. This is how to take part in the area, the community, take part in what the fans need and want.

"They understand that and they've absolutely done that."

Former Magpies attacker Ayoze Perez started for Leicester City during their historic FA Cup final win, throwing fresh light and perspective on the comments he made when swapping St James’ Park for the King Power Stadium.

He said to The Athletic: “The ambition of the club (Leicester) and the way they are doing the right things was very important in my decision. Also, as soon as Rafa left the decision was easier.

“Things could be done better over there at Newcastle, but Leicester have given me the opportunity to do great things hopefully. There is big ambition.

“I think how football works, the way you have to look at football, that is the difference between Leicester and Newcastle.

“There is big motivation here to keep growing and to get better here at Leicester. I didn’t feel they had it at Newcastle.”

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