The controversial £305 million takeover of Newcastle United, which was completed last month had few negative responses from the opposition clubs. According to reports, the Premier League clubs will oppose doing business with Newcastle in a bid to get the club relegated from the competition.
Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling and James Tarkowski are among plentiful names who have been related to a move to St James’ Park since the takeover was confirmed by Amanda Staveley who is the new director. She also owns a 10 per cent stake herself and is also the face of the association.
“Luckily, that is one area we are not restricted by Monetary Fair Play. There is no point in having fantastic players if there is nowhere for them to train. We are in the market to compete for world-class players. But if you don’t put the infrastructure around that world-class player, you’ll get nowhere.”
“To me, Newcastle is like a fantastic gem – it just needs a bit of polishing up at every level. To get to the top of the Premier League you need a strong foundation, not just great players. They need to be strong and we need to build them. We also want to capitalize in St James’ Park – it needs a little bit more love.”
She cited the humongous job that lies ahead in improving the set-up around the club following years of torpor under the previous owner Mike Ashley.
The Toon army voiced their discontentment against Newcastle’s new regime by presenting a grisly banner at Selhurst Park after Newcastle’s performance following a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Magpies are also present on the lookout for a new coach following Steve Bruce’s departure last week.
Graeme Jones is in acting charge of the side, and currently looking for a first Premier League win of the season when they greet Chelsea to St James’ Park on Saturday.