Exclusive: Danny Mills reacts as Demba Ba tips Newcastle for title challenge
Danny Mills has stressed Newcastle United must be patient if a takeover is completed and insisted it is not guaranteed that money will bring success.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested it would take half a decade before the Magpies’ would see “serious results” on the pitch.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Demba Ba tipped his former side to challenge for Premier League titles if the PCP Partners complete their long-awaited takeover.
The Premier League is still in the process of ratifying a £300million deal.
However, Football Insider understands the prospective new owners already have plans to appoint a “world-beater” manager and invest an initial £200million into the first-team.
Mills used Paris Saint-Germain as an example of how a club cannot instantly buy success, the Ligue 1 champions still chasing the owner’s dream of a Champions League title.
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“You are looking at a four or five-year plan, realistically,” he told Football Insider.
“Even if you go out and buy all of the best players it does not mean you are the best team.
“PSG have tried it but they have never managed to win the Champions League despite spending fortunes. It took Manchester City a while and it will take time to blend all of these people together to get the right balance.
“You can always be undone by a Leicester who were almost the perfect team.
“Yes, they have money but it will take five years before you start seeing serious results.”
Sheikh Mansour completed his takeover of Manchester City in 2008 but it was not until four years later (2012) that the Cityzens won their first Premier League title.
Steve Bruce’s side were 13th in the Premier League before all fixtures were suspended amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
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