Newcastle United fans may be discouraged by what Steve Bruce has said about the proposed takeover in the North East and how it could possibly affect their transfer business in the upcoming summer window.
Speaking ahead of his team’s home game in the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park, the manager (via Northern Echo) said that there must be a ‘reality check’ of where the Tyneside club could possibly finish in the top flight if the prospective takeover is blocked for whatever reason.
He also referred to how he will be looking to improve the side in the transfer market, so the ‘reality check’ also refers to the kind of calibre of player that the Magpies could attract, dependent on whether the £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group is approved by the top flight or not.
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Indeed, the Toon Army may be discouraged by this as they have still not received any sort of confirmation whatsoever on the final decision by England’s highest division, meaning that they are potentially going into the market uncertain.
It is unclear as to how much disposable income NUFC may have to spend, which would likely be a lot more if the bid goes through, as the buying side not only consists of Staveley but also of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), his country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the billionaire Reuben brothers.
Nevertheless, Bruce is clearly asking for caution with regards as to when his team enter the market, which may discourage some supporters as they would surely like to see some big names through the doors at St. James’ Park, which will likely cost a pretty penny to attract and wouldn’t be affordable without a takeover.
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