Gary Neville believes Newcastle WILL be bought by wealthy owners in the coming years and expects the club to rocket if and when that day arrives.
The Man Utd legend feels we would have followed the same trajectory as Chelsea and Man City to become English powerhouses if we had been bought out by the Saudis.
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich and oil-rich Abu Dhabi royal Sheik Mansour bought those two clubs in 2003 and 2008 respectively, and have gone on to become the most successful clubs in English football since then.
Our own proposed “lottery ticket” takeover was blocked by the Premier League last year, with a legal case between NUFC and the top flight expected to take place in early 2022.
Now, Sky Sports star Gary Neville believes a host of clubs – including Newcastle – were bigger than Chelsea and City prior to their takeovers, and thinks we would go on to become successful if our Saudi deal is given the green light.