By Noel Whelan

16th Nov, 2021 | 11:23am

Pundit insists 'business will be done' after 'absolute rubbish' Newcastle transfer report

Noel Whelan has insisted suggestions Premier League clubs will not deal with Newcastle in the coming transfer windows are “absolute rubbish”.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Magpies will hold “all the cards” in potential player negotiations.

As reported by the Telegraph (November 10th), some Premier League sides have developed an ‘anyone but Newcastle’ mentality to transfer dealings amid ‘deep-rooted opposition’ to the Saudi-backed takeover of the club.

The new regime, which completed a £305million buyout of the St James’ Park club last month, confirmed the appointment of Eddie Howe last week.

A Newcastle source has told Football Insider (November 11th) that Howe has already set his sights on a triple transfer swoop in January.

Whelan insisted that “money talks” for the reluctant top-flight clubs.

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“That’s absolute rubbish. Money talks. If a club doesn’t want a player, and they’re offering enough for him – they’ll accept the bid,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

“I can’t see there being any revolt directed at Newcastle because of this takeover. If the money is right, then the business will be done.

“If Newcastle are the only club interested in a player, they hold all the cards in a potential negotiation. The pandemic will force a lot of hands, too.

“It’s really stupid to put yourself out there and say you won’t deal with a club who have money to spend.

“It doesn’t work in any other walk of life. If a club wants to take that money and use it to buy another player, then all the cogs are in place – the deal will happen.

“It’s ridiculous posturing from those Premier League clubs.”

In other news, a pundit has claimed Newcastle have a “big problem” after a update on Michael Emenalo talks.