Sunderland and Middlesbrough 'massively worried' after Newcastle reveal from Telegraph - Robinson
Sunderland and Middlesbrough “will be massively worried” by the prospect of Newcastle United investing heavily in their academy.
That is the view of former Tottenham and Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Magpies potentially “dominating the youth market” under new ownership.
The Premier League ratified the PIF-backed takeover at St. James’ Park last Thursday.
Part-owner and club director Amanda Staveley revealed to Sky Sports that the consortium plan to invest in the club both on and off the pitch.
According to The Telegraph (October 7th), a highly successful academy and Champions League football are two of the priorities on Tyneside.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on news, Robinson said: “It is going to take Newcastle a lot of time.
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“Success is not going to come overnight.
“But for the area, for the team, for the club, it is just fantastic news. They have had so many false beginnings and false promises. Now they have finally got something to look forward to.
“They want to invest in the club’s infrastructure and academy which is great. It will take time to improve they the facilities and employ the top coaches but it will happen.
“Clubs like Sunderland and Middlesbrough will be massively worried.
“Over time Newcastle will become the best academy in the area. They [Sunderland and Middlesbrough] are now in direct competition for the best young players with a club who can offer a lot more. Newcastle will be able to dominate the youth market.”