Exclusive: Top pundit suggests big 'War chest' at Newcastle for Bruce after new reveal
Paul Robinson has claimed that Newcastle United fans are “fed up” of speculation surrounding a potential takeover at St. James’ Park.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Jason Jones, the former England international also suggested that he would like to see the Magpies give their full backing to Steve Bruce in the coming months, regardless of who is in charge of the club next season.
The Shields Gazette reported last week that the Bellagraph Nova Group, fronted by Singaporean cousins Terence and Nelson Loh, have launched a bid to buy the Magpies from current owner Mike Ashley.
Since then, The Sun have reported that the consortium are keen to install Toon legend Alan Shearer as manager at St. James’ Park if a deal for the club is completed.
But Robinson has suggested that the constant rumours are growing tiresome, while also throwing his support behind Bruce’s time in the north east.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I think the Geordies are fed up of takeover talk.
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“It’s been going on for so many years now. Is this going to happen? Is that going to happen? Are we going to get that money? I think the speculation around that club, you can only deal in fact now.
“They’ve been letdown so many times with the regard to the sale of the club and money coming into the club.
“If a consortium came in with a huge a money, I’d love to see Steve Bruce be given an opportunity to manage at a different level. If that was the case and there was a war chest to be spent on players, I’d love to see an English manager get a chance to do that.”
Newcastle fans were recently left disappointed when a Saudi-backed consortium pulled out of a deal to buy the club following a protracted scrutinisation process involving the Premier League.
Bruce took over his hometown at the beginning of last season, and guided them to a 13th-placed finish in the top flight.
In other Newcastle United news, Darren Bent has dropped a £5billion takeover claim as talks reportedly speed up.