Plenty of Newcastle United fans have responded to a takeover claim from sports journalist Duncan Castles after quotes from him about the proposed takeover at St. James’ Park were relayed by NUFC 360 on their Twitter page.
Castles claimed that the prospective buyers want to knock back the idea that it will be difficult to bring top players into the Tyneside club and, if necessary down the line, top managers to the Magpies.
Perhaps this is a hint that Steve Bruce may lose his job under new ownership, as they may not regard him as a top coach.
He also added that the Saudi-led consortium, spearheaded by businesswoman Amanda Staveley, maintain that they will comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and not go down the route that Manchester City took.
As per Castles, there is still very substantial capital behind the bid and the buyers believe that they can radically change how NUFC operates as a football club.
The consortium buying the club maintian they will comply with FFP regulations and not go down the Man City route, but “there is still very substantial capital behind this” and they believe they can radically change how #nufc operates as a football club.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) May 4, 2020
These members of the Toon faithful responded to the claim, with Mike Ashley the hot topic of conversation:
Should Newcastle fans be grateful for the money that Ashley has put into the club?
We’ve not tried to sign a top player in 13 years, the location hasn’t been the problem. The owner has!! Throw enough money at someone they will live anywhere. Look at all the stars that have gone to China etc.
— Jim_NUFC (@NufcBig) May 4, 2020
If man city can sign top players then so can Newcastle because it’s not our location holding us back it’s been Mike Ashley for 13 years
— Miss M (@Miss_M36) May 5, 2020
I think Rafa thought there was when he joined. First window he had full control and then all of a sudden Ashley decided he didn’t want to sign players like Rondon who were older which ultimately made Rafa’s decision easier in the end.
— Lee (@BykerWallv2) May 4, 2020
The financial.investment needs to start with facilities. Get a world class academy, training facility and coaching and the players will come ir be home grown. Those who still don't want to come probably aren't the players we need here anyway.
— Scottie Talks Sports (@scottiesports) May 4, 2020
Ashley going nowhere
— Garry James (@GJV_85) May 4, 2020
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