Alan Shearer.

What Alan Shearer has said about Newcastle under Mike Ashley is bang on

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer was discussing the current state of affairs at the club on Match of the Day.

British businesswoman Amanda Staveley recently failed in her bid to buy the club from Mike Ashley, who has been the owner since 2007.

The 53-year-old Newcastle owner has never been particularly popular at St. James' Park but he seems unwilling to sell up at a reasonable price.

Newcastle currently lie 15th in the Premier League table after being beaten 3-1 by league leaders Manchester City on Saturday evening.

Rafa Benitez had previously insisted that he wanted the club's winter business done by January 20 but he's been forced to push back that deadline.

"In my last conversation with Mike Ashley he said we have the green light to sign players and I would like to see some of them come in before 31 January and I have confidence we will do it," Benitez said after the 3-1 defeat to City.

"It is obvious the team is working very hard and we need more experience and quality to help the team. We have a list of players and then we have to try our best to make sure that we bring in what we need."

Shearer's fantastic point about Newcastle under Ashley

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The BBC pundit echoed the thoughts of every Newcastle fan on Match of the Day, whilst Gary Lineker and Jermaine Jenas nodded along in agreement.

"The reason I think Newcastle fans want change - and most of them want change - is that they're not getting value for money and this is the reason why.

"Every club in the Premier League over the last two or three years has broken their transfer record.

"Newcastle's transfer record was Michael Owen in 2005 - £16m.

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"Another reason: Nine of the players that played today were in the Championship last season. The other two - Manquillo was at Sunderland and Joselu was at Stoke.

"That's the reason why Newcastle fans want a change of owner."

He's absolutely right and Magpies on social media were all in agreement.

Incredibly, Shearer signed for £15m in 1996 and remains Newcastle's second most expensive signing in the club's history.

Ashley's inability to spend money is holding Newcastle back, no question.

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