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Newcastle United in limbo as summer looms large

June 2nd, 2019 | No Comments |

St James' Park.
Newcastle United: In transfer limbo?
It is fair to say that there is no Premier League club currently facing a more uncertain future than Newcastle United.

A proposed £350 million by the Bin Zayed Group – fronted by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahayan – has been met with a mixture of delight and trepidation.

Fans are eager to see the back of owner Mike Ashley, but having seen previous takeover bids come to nothing it is understandable that cautionary noises are being made. (more…)


Newcastle United summer 2019 transfer predictions

June 1st, 2019 | No Comments |

Newcastle United's treasure chest
Will the Toon’s warchest be overflowing?
The news that Newcastle United may finally secure a change of ownership has met with widespread approval from the club’s fans.

A proposed £350 million takeover by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan – a cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour – has cranked up excitement around St James’ Park.

Newcastle fans have wanted to see the back of current owner Mike Ashley for many years and they are desperate to see the deal go through.

The club’s net spend over the past three seasons has been under £4m, but new ownership could transform their dealings in the transfer market.

Read on as we look at Newcastle’s possible transfer business this summer. (more…)


Nervy times as Newcastle United takeover bid rumbles on

May 31st, 2019 | No Comments |

Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
There is a feeling of déjà vu amongst Newcastle United fans at the moment, with a proposed £350 million takeover bid dominating the headlines.

The Bin Zayed Group – led by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan – are adamant their bid is serious, but the current situation is one that is all to familiar to Newcastle supporters.

Amanda Staveley’s failure to meet Mike Ashley’s asking price earlier this year was a huge disappointment to fans who are desperate to see the back of the current owner.

Read on as we look at the latest state of play at Newcastle.

Sheikh Khaled insists group have provided proof of funds. (more…)


Would Arsene Wenger be a suitable successor to Rafael Benitez at Newcastle?

May 15th, 2019 | No Comments |

Arsene Wenger
Wenger: Does he still have what it takes?
Newcastle fans absolutely love Rafael Benitez, and there is nothing more they would love than for the former Liverpool manager to commit his future to the Magpies. Benitez’s current contract at St James’ Park runs out in the summer, and despite the Spaniard guiding the team to Premier League safety yet again, the club have yet to agree on new terms with him.

There is a very good chance that Benitez will sign on the dotted line and will continue his work at Newcastle, but latest speculation regarding former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should put the minds of the St. James’ Park faithful at ease. If Benitez leaves, Wenger would not be a bad replacement at all. Wenger has been without a managerial job since his departure from Arsenal at the end of last season, and the Frenchman has been involved in football punditry throughout the campaign and is very much in touch with the game. (more…)


The industrious Rondon looks set to leave St James’ Park

May 13th, 2019 | No Comments |

Salomon Rondon
Rondon: Should he stay or should he go?
With the season coming to an end and no permanent deal being handed to Salomon Rondon, the only conclusion you can draw is that the Venezuelan won’t become a permanent signing at Newcastle. There is obviously room for this situation to change and Rondon’s future may depend on who owns Newcastle United, with talk of a summer takeover being suggested.

If one was to do a very hurried connecting of the dots then it’s possible to imagine a scenario where Rafa Benitez is hanging on to see if he will be given any substantial funds to spend over the summer, and if so, Rondon may not be needed anymore as the Spaniard looks for quality long-term signings rather than problem solvers. (more…)