The Times’ Duncan Castles has offered an interesting insight into Amanda Staveley’s big plans for the club ahead of a potential takeover at Newcastle United.
This comes from his latest appearance on the ‘Transfer Window podcast’, where he states that Stavelely is “certain” Newcastle United will soon become a “very attractive” club for top players and big name managers – with them already knocking back ideas that it’ll be difficult to attract stars to the North-East.
He also insists that, while they are fully committed to work within FFP restrictions, there will be “very substantial capital” behind the would-be buyers, with them believing they can “radically change” the set up of NUFC both as a football club and potential destination for key targets.
Here’s what Castle’s had to say, with us transcribing the following snippet from his latest podcast:
“What they are focusing on is completely the deal and getting into the club, reorganising and implementing their strategy to improve the playing squad – which is going to be central to getting them to the top of the Premier League.
“They want to knock back the idea it will be difficult to bring players and, if necessary down the line, top managers to Newcastle United.
“They are certain that Newcastle United will be a very attractive place for those kind of individuals to come to once they have control of the club and once the transfer market opens up again, which I think emphasises once more the kind of money they are prepared to put into this to achieve their aims.
“They keep saying they “we will work within FFP, we are not going to break the regulations in the way that Man City did and in a structured and intelligent manor”, but be sure there is very substantial capital behind this and they believe they can radically change the set up of Newcastle United as a football club and choice of destination for footballers in a way it hasn’t been for many years.”
More exciting claims, highlighting just how transformative this takeover could be should their arrival on Tyneside be officially confirmed in the coming days.
For too long we’ve not only shopped in the bargain basement but been beaten to the signings of ‘top targets’ by middle table clubs, with it sad but true that a move up to Newcastle United is not the same pull that it once was.
If and when this £300m deal goes through, it looks like that could all quickly change!