When rumours of Newcastle’s takeover initially swept the nation, links for Mbappe were rife.
Campos was at Monaco before Mbappe arrived, but he managed to convince the star to stay before eventually making £166m when he was eventually sold to PSG.
That amount of profit would set both clubs up for a huge future, regardless of their riches.
Silva joined Man City from Monaco as a relative unknown, with doubts over his talents after failing to even break into the Portugal national team in their Euro 2016 triumph.
His move to City and subsequent work under Pep Guardiola has much improved the midfielder, having been awarded City’s Player of the Year in 2019.
And finding world-class talents such as Silva for a relatively cheap price of £43m would instill belief into the camps at either side.