Newcastle manager Steve Bruce seems to have got it right with Newcastle looking a very decent attacking side in the last 4 league games since the Premier League restarted.
We have scored 10 goals and won two of our games by 3 goals.
So it’s looking good at the moment, but writing that may mean we may now get clobbered at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow night, so if we do, I apologize for that right now.
Steve Bruce has handled Allan Saint-Maximin brilliantly this season, and he’s done the same with another of our star forwards, Miguel Almiron, who is finally adding goals to his game.
Almiron is currently Newcastle’s top goalscorer with 8 goals, and four of them coming in the league.
But these two star players on Tyneside have already attracted interest from top clubs.
Arsenal are interested in signing Allan Saint-Maximin (seem above with Steve Bruce) in the summer, and Real Madrid have expressed an interest in signing the 26-year-old Paraguayan International.
The takeover at Newcastle has gone very quiet over the last few weeks.
It’s now coming up to 13 weeks on Thursday that the papers for the takeover were sent to the Premier League, and they started the owners’ and directors’ test.
With it taking so long, there will be hesitancy and maybe confusion this summer, if we still don’t know who’s in charge of the club.
Amanda Staveley and her consortium, 80% backed financially by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, seem to have been very patient, at least as far as we can tell, from the outside.
Mike Ashley wants to get rid of the club, and he must be anxious and frustrated it’s taking so long for the Premier League to reach a decision.
If the takeover is not successful and Mike Ashley is still the owner during this summer transfer window, we wouldn’t put it past him to sell the two star forwards.
Heaven only knows how much we could now get for Allan Sant-Maximin, and Almiron will also bring in a handy profit too.
Ashley is only interested in making a profit at Newcastle and has never bothered about making the team into a top one that can challenge at the top of the Premier League.
But that’s exactly what the Amanda Staveley consortium want to do.
So if the Premier League continue to be hesitant, seemingly lacking leadership and courage to make a decision on the takeover, we could see the disaster scenario happen this summer.
That’s Mike Ashley allowing the sale of both Saint-Maximin and Almiron.
We wouldn’t put it past him.
We wouldn’t put anything past Ashley, given his 13-year dire history at Newcastle.
What do you think?