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Newcastle United look to the summer with takeover dead in water

Managing Director Lee Charnley has stated that Mike Ashley remains committed to assisting Steve Bruce with transfers this summer.

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Newcastle United has big fish to fry now that we’re no longer speculating about a takeover. The club has less than two months to get a team together that can compete in the Premier League next season, or they risk being left behind. Newcastle United had an interesting campaign this season to say the least and they’ll be looking to improve upon that season.

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley, despite being disappointed in the turn that the takeover has taken remain completely committed to working on transfers this summer, and Ashley is rumored to be prepared to back Steve Bruce in the market as well. Could that mean more than the rumored 30 million pounds?

That could contradict a recent report by Sky Sports that Mike Ashley remains committed to selling to Newcastle to the PiF, despite the bid’s death at the hands of the Premier League. We know Mike Ashley has a singular focus, he does not attempt to sell and succeed in the transfer market at the same time, he doesn’t have the attention span to.

The club seriously needs to get moving, though, and forget about selling for now, as the next Premier League season is fast approaching. This is an unprecedented window, and it is important that the club begin looking at its options and begin making offers to replace some players who may no longer be a magpie, such as Matty Longstaff.

Steve Bruce, has stated that the club has targets, and I believe within a week or two’s time, the club will begin its move on those targets. The excuse can no longer be that the club was selling and they did not want to make any deals before then. The deal is dead, it’s behind us, and it’s time for the club to begin moving forward with its transfer plans.

If PiF come in again with a stronger bid that can survive the Premier League, they can fix what they want if they ever get to call themselves owners.

Usually at this time we begin ripping Newcastle United for not moving on targets, letting cheaper ones slip out of our reach, and complain about how tough life under Mike Ashley is. So allow me to say.

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