By Paul Robinson

18th Oct, 2021 | 8:30am

Newcastle 'helicopter' claim made by pundit in emphatic 'world's best' signing verdict

Newcastle United will have no problem attracting the “world’s best players”, according to Paul Robinson.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England goalkeeper does not agree with those who claim the north-east is a turn-off to elite stars.

Robinson insisted there are “some beautiful places in the north-east” and the region is only “an hour in a helicopter from London”.

Newcastle are already working intently on securing a blue-chip manager as well as putting in place a recruitment and executive structure.

They are then expected to launch signing spree in the January window armed with a huge transfer and wages budget.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the potential incomings at St. James’ Park, Robinson said:

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“Listen, Newcastle are going to be linked with every man and his dog now. An incredible amount of money has come in and everyone’s expecting some big names to come in.

“I am hearing a lot of people question whether players will move up to Newcastle and live in the north east. It is an hour in a helicopter from London. There is some beautiful places in the north east so let me tell you, it will not be a problem. They will be able to attract the world’s best players.

“The four Man United players would be a great start. It would give them a good foundation to build on. In the short-term, those type of players would be a great option.”

Newcastle launched the new Saudi era with a 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham yesterday.

Watched by new non-executive chair Yasir Al-Rumayyan and part-owner Amanda Staveley, the Magpies roared into a second-minute lead before they were overwhelmed by a fine Spurs display.

In other news, Kieran Maguire reveals how Newcastle United in line for £20m-a-year uplift after confirmed news.