Newcastle JOINT-SECOND FAVOURITES to sign Kylian Mbappe

Newcastle JOINT-SECOND FAVOURITES to sign Kylian Mbappe

You can get the same best price for the Magpies as three other European giants.

Newcastle have incredibly been put into the race to sign Kylian Mbappe by bookies, and their best price is currently the same as Liverpool and Juventus. 

Their best price of 25/1 to sign the youngster is shorter than Barcelona (40/1), Man United (66/1) and Bayern Munich (80/1). 

Incredibly, 64% of all bets in the last 24 hours have backed the stupendous switch, with Real Madrid the second most backed with 8% of bets.

Madrid remain the 4/1 favourites to sign the 20-year-old in the transfer window, but you wouldn’t blame Newcastle fans for getting carried away right now. The Tynesiders are gearing up for their 51st season since winning a major trophy; the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969.

The Magpies are on the verge of being taken over by billionaire Sheikh Khaled and the PSG forward would be the biggest signing in the club's history.

That's led to a flurry of bets on Toon-related markets, with the club being cut from 50/1 into 16/1 for a top-six finish.  

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “Whenever a once rich club regains its wealth there is always a celebratory splurge on anyone and everyone attainable over a certain price bracket. 

Luring the most sought after player in world football a year after winning the World Cup though… Mbappe popping up on Tyneside would really prove that there is no limit to the power of money.”