Danny Mills has sent a takeover warning to Newcastle fans ahead of the Saudis potential £300m arrival at St James’ Park.
To say Mills is usually bitter and misguided when talking about us Mags would be an understatement, but he actually speaks some sense in his latest piece for Football Insider.
Here’s what he’s had to say, insisting that it will take FIVE years before we’d see serious results in the event of a Saudi-backed buyout – no matter how much money they spent:
“You are looking at a four or five-year plan, realistically,”
“Even if you go out and buy all of the best players it does not mean you are the best team.
“PSG have tried it but they have never managed to win the Champions League despite spending fortunes.
“It took Manchester City a while and it will take time to blend all of these people together to get the right balance.
“You can always be undone by a Leicester who were almost the perfect team.
“Yes, they have money but it will take five years before you start seeing serious results.”
This comes in his response to Demba Ba, who stated on Sky Sports last week that we’d be back in the Champions League before long should rich and ambitious new owners arrive.
While anything is possible if money is spent wisely, the right manager comes in and there’s far more hit than miss in our pursuit of quality players, I’d say that a ‘four to five-year plan’ is realistic.
Yes we may be suddenly in the market for top class talents and be in a position to attract big names for the first time in years, but it could be a tough balancing act and big transitional period which fans must have patience with should a deal finally go through.
What would your short to medium-term expectations be if a £300m takeover went through this week?