Report hands Newcastle major transfer boost after worrying takeover update
Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is set to be handed a major boost in the January transfer window as the club look set to provide financial backing despite the ongoing takeover talks, according to a report.
The Mirror claim on their website that the Magpies’s current owner Mike Ashley is engaged in a game of “cat and mouse” with prospective purchaser Amanda Staveley during negotiations over the potential sale of the club, in what will be a worrying update for the Toon Army.
However, despite the ongoing discussions, it is said Newcastle are open to supporting the Spanish manager during January in order to bolster the club’s playing squad, after seeing just six deals completed over the summer following promotion from the Championship.
This will come as a boost to Benitez and the fans, who would have been worrying about the possibility of seeing no backing provided while takeover discussions progressed and until a deal was agreed between the two parties.
It is claimed that Staveley, fronting an approach from PCP Capital Partners for the proposed takeover, has put forward several plots to Ashley to try and help Benitez while the talks go on, including the providing of her company’s funds to build up a more substantial transfer pot, but these suggestions have not come to fruition.
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