D-day approaching for Saudi takeover, but Mike Ashley has just sanctioned double deal – Report

Mike Ashley has given Steve Bruce the green light to secure a few early summer signings, according to The Chronicle.

Funds are believed to be tight on Tyneside and the NUFC owner is undoubtedly reluctant to spend big as he pushes for a sale, however it’s reported he’s sanctioned a couple of deals on a week that will see his Saudi takeover battle step up a notch.

Ashley’s Competition Appeal Tribunal – the first of two cases against the Premier League – begins this Friday, but The Chronicle insist that Steve Bruce has been eager to recruit before the players return for pre-season begins in a few weeks time.

Thankfully, Lee Ryder claims Mike Ashley has taken this on board and agreed to fund the two signings Steve Bruce has pushed for.

No names are mentioned – although it’s clear the likes of Joe Willock and Kristoffer Ajer are targets – but The Chronicle do state that the Newcastle United boss has made it clear he’d like to bring in a centre-back, midfielder and forward at the very minimum.

Three other players who’ve been regularly linked in those positions are free agent striker Josh King, Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury – a player who nearly signed in January – and Arsenal centre-back WIlliam Salbia, with Lee Ryder actually confirming in the piece that he is a player we scouted during his impressive loan spell at OGC Nice.

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8 thoughts on “D-day approaching for Saudi takeover, but Mike Ashley has just sanctioned double deal – Report

  1. AS LONG as it’s NOT Rose or Barkley!!

    If it is with the likes of Hendrick and Backslider Fraser it’s typical Bruce – piling Sh!te onto Sh!te

    WAKE UP = we need a MANAGER that can MANAGE – you can go and get Messi BUT with numpty Bruce we’ll still be at the bottom next season!

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  2. “D-day approaching for Saudi takeover”

    Can you point to a single FACTUAL article that states

    a) The Saudis are still interested
    or
    b) Ashley’s cases against the FA are about making the Saudi deal happen

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  3. KK:

    WAKE UP = we need a MANAGER that can MANAGE – you can go and get Messi BUT with numpty Bruce we’ll still be at the bottom next season!

    I suppose you were one of those fans who had Rafa up on a gold plated pedestal?
    That’s the same Rafa who despite his other-worldly tactical ability and millions of trophies, and despite Rafa NOT losing his key players for extended periods to COVID, still had us in a relegation battle for 2 seasons and essentially just EQUALLED Bruce’s performance.

    So we’ll still be at the bottom next season, like we were with Rafa?

    Just saying like.

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  4. Wasn’t the Blog reporting that Ajaer was signing? Seems to have gone quiet or have they been reading the mail again for information.
    All this guesswork must hurt the Chrona brain..
    Wish k was as good at guesswork as they are……not.

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  5. This is the same Rafa who kept us up on a shoe string budget and was not given £100 million to spend!
    Yes Rafa had faults, probably not giving some of the younger players enough time to develop was one area, but he was streets ahead of Buffoon Bruce tactically, the team looked to be one of the most progressive in the league towards the end of his final season.

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  6. “I suppose you were one of those fans who had Rafa up on a gold plated pedestal?
    That’s the same Rafa who despite his other-worldly tactical ability and millions of trophies, and despite Rafa NOT losing his key players for extended periods to COVID, still had us in a relegation battle for 2 seasons and essentially just EQUALLED Bruce’s performance.
    So we’ll still be at the bottom next season, like we were with Rafa? ”

    Shurrup ducks… ta!

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  7. Rafa was never backed but was planets ahead of this numpty

    Helen Clarey: I suppose you were one of those fans who had Rafa up on a gold plated pedestal?
    That’s the same Rafa who despite his other-worldly tactical ability and millions of trophies, and despite Rafa NOT losing his key players for extended periods to COVID,still had us in a relegation battle for 2 seasonsand essentially just EQUALLED Bruce’s performance.

    So we’ll still be at the bottom next season, like we were with Rafa?

    Just saying like.

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  8. We don’t want Rafa back as it’s been said he didn’t get us very far either. I know Bruce get didn’t get us far but if we hadn’t had the injuries to Wilson and Co. we could have been further up the league than we finished? I think bringing in Jones to the coaching team was a major assert

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