If this takeover finally gets Premier League approval, this summer’s transfer window could be one of the most exciting in Newcastle United’s history.
The influx of funds from the Saudi-backed consortium could see Steve Bruce, or our next manager, flush with cash to start building the club towards a very bright future.
It’s not only the potential arrival of ambitious new owners at Newcastle that will make this summer window like no other. There’s also the ongoing situation with the coronavirus pandemic that will alter the way the next transfer season operates.
TalkSPORT has a report that claims the summer window could stay open until January to help clubs navigate what will be unknown waters when next season begins.
Clubs are expected to take a massive financial hit due to this pandemic, and the idea is to allow clubs extra time for spending as football returns to some sense of normalcy.
There’s still a lot to work out logistically with when the window opens and when next season begins. The length summer transfer window will largely depend on those discussions.
It was already agreed earlier this year to extend the deadline from the start of the season to late August/early September to keep the Premier League in line with other European windows.
Newcastle, if the takeover gets approved, should be at a significant advantage for next season. So we’re likely to not be affected too much with how the next window looks.
If it is extended to the end of the year, we suppose it’ll give our prospective new owners plenty of time to get in some top additions to help take the club forward.