Former Leeds United, Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur central midfield player Michael Brown has made a rather big claim on the proposed takeover of Newcastle United after reacting to the news that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group withdrew their £300 million deal with Mike Ashley.
Speaking to Football Insider, Brown insisted that the Tyneside club will have contingency plans for whether the prospective takeover goes through or not, providing that the bid can still be resurrected.
However, he does not feel that the news of the takeover collapse will harm the ability of Steve Bruce to operate the way he wants in the transfer market.
“It happens, they’ll have had all sorts of contingency plans,” Brown told the outlet.
“They’ll have prepared in case it didn’t go through in terms of player targets.
“The targets will have already been there and also better ones if the budget increases, so I think regards to the football running of it it’ll be business as usual.
“Steve Bruce and his recruitment team will be right on trying to do everything they can to make Newcastle better.”
Indeed, Brown believes that Bruce will still be able to recruit his targets regardless of whether more money comes into St. James’ Park , but also claimed that he would be able to adjust them if he is given more disposable income to spend.
Is the Saudi takeover of Newcastle saga over?
The Magpies will surely be looking to improve on their 13th-placed finish in the Premier League in the 2019/20 season, but to do so they may have to recruit well, as their rivals in and around them may also be looking to add new additions to their respective teams.
They may also want to go on a cup run if possible and bring some silverware home to the NUFC fans, but again they may need to recruit a few players to make their squad big and good enough to do this.
Nevertheless, Brown feels as if they will be prepared in the market either way.
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