Louis Saha delivers Newcastle takeover verdict
Louis Saha has told Sky Sports that Newcastle United fans can expect a whole raft of “better players”, amid reports of a £300million takeover.
Newcastle are reportedly closing in on a takeover that finally sees the back of owner Mike Ashley. The Saudi-backed consortium are moments away.
The issue preventing the previous attempt was largely down to a piracy dispute between Saudi Arabia and BeIN Sports – which is now resolved.
The Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund has also distanced itself from the country as a whole – meaning human rights issues are no longer a concern.
Keith Downie reports that a deal could go through today, while others suggest something could be imminent. Saha gave his verdict.
The ex-Toon striker spoke of how he is delighted for Newcastle fans, and that such a move is a “dream”. He predicts “better players” will come in.
“Every fan dreams about having a super, super wealthy chairman to get the best players. It is easy to see why the fans were frustrated,” Saha said.
“I’m looking forward to it, I hope it brings stability and success that this club deserves. It is a dream for fans, expect changes and better players.”
Saha on Newcastle takeover: New players expected, caution needed
Of course, they could take the initial Manchester City approach which saw them sign Robinho from Real Madrid. But that does not promote growth.
What Newcastle need to do is consistently improve the Toon squad over a number of transfer windows. Build steadily, at a decent rate.
Two or three big-name signings in January – £30 to £40million players – would do the trick. An influx of additions is not going to help anyone.
Nor is it going to be allowed – with Financial Fairplay rules in force. But Newcastle fans can expect new players, and so they should.
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