Former Sunderland striker delivers warning to Newcastle United

As quoted by the Chronicle, former Sunderland striker John Egan has stated that Brentford will not fear Newcastle United despite the Magpies’ extravagant spending in the transfer market.

Newcastle United have been seen as favourites in many people’s eyes to earn promotion into the Premier League after manager Rafael Benitez decided to stay put at St. James’ Park back in May.

In addition to Benitez staying put, Newcastle have spent close to £40 million in strengthening their squad and the Tyneside based outfit probably possess the strongest squad in the second tier of English football at the moment.

Many Championship clubs can only dream about splashing as much money as Newcastle have done this summer and Brentford is one of those clubs whose spending power pales in comparison to the recently relegated Premier League side.

Nonetheless, Brentford’s new signing John Egan is not getting too intimidated by Newcastle despite their huge summer splurge and the former Sunderland striker has warned the Magpies that the value of players is not necessarily the main factor in deciding football matches.

Egan told the Chronicle, “I was at Sunderland for years so Newcastle is a pretty big one. That’ll be a nice one and any time I play against a few friends that’ll be good.

“At the end of the day it’s 11 versus 11 as you step onto the pitch. You don’t think about the value of players. The best team will win the game. I’ve not thought about that type of thing. We’ll take every game as it comes.”