Newcastle United takeover won't impact summer spending, says Luke Edwards


Newcastle United supporters are hoping for a final decision on the club's takeover.

News broke over three months ago about a prospective £300million deal to buy the club, meaning that the fans have been on tenterhooks ever since.

Amanda Staveley is the figurehead of the Saudi-backed consortium who are said to be leading the charge for the club, with just one final test standing in their way.

The club are currently waiting on a verdict from the Premier League as to whether the deal can go ahead.

If the worst should happen and the deal falls through, supporters will be left to pick up the pieces as they prepare for the next season.

As well as needing to look at key contracts for players such as Matty Longstaff, it will certainly make things interesting with regards to transfer plans.

Should a takeover go through, the club would no doubt have plenty of funds to bring in new arrivals ahead of the new season.

However if a takeover doesn't happen, it would leave a huge question mark over any future investment in Steve Bruce's squad.

Asked whether the squad would be added to in the eventuality that the takeover falls through, The Telegraph's Luke Edwards issued a brief response that suggested that fans would have little to worry about.

Asked if the club would have money to spend if the takeover falls through, Edwards said: "Should be, yes."

A short, sharp response; but one that supporters will be very pleased to hear.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

While patience is obviously key during such uncertain times, you can hardly blame the Newcastle United fans for growing restless.

For many, a potential announcement of a full takeover is exactly what they’ve been wishing for several years while enduring a turbulent reign under Mike Ashley.

The Sports Direct owner has been a hugely unpopular figure on Tyneside, and that’s why talk of interest from the Saudi-based consortium is such a hot topic of conversation.

But Newcastle fans must still be cautious.

If anyone knows what it’s like to see their club owned by an unpopular figure, it’s Newcastle United fans.

That’s why they must remain patient – after all, the last thing they want is to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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