Following a £4.25 billion sale, Chelsea’s new owner predicts a Saudi takeover
Todd Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea, believes Newcastle United can change the “big six” into the “big seven” in the coming seasons.
The American, who just completed a £4.25 billion takeover at Stamford Bridge and also owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, believes the Premier League will be more competitive than ever, predicting that “everyone will have a chance to win.”
Following a £300 million buyout in October, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment owns 80% of the club, with Amanda Staveley and the Reubens owning a 10% part.
Following the entrance of Saudi money, Boehly has named Newcastle United as a team that can compete with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur:
“With the Saudi purchase for Newcastle, the big six will become the big seven.”
“Everyone will have a chance to win,” says the narrator.
It’s safe to say that 99 percent of Newcastle fans would give their right arm for a top-seven finish by the end of the season – even a top-half finish would be a welcome sight for the majority of fans.
However, given the league’s dismal record last season – Manchester United had their worst season ever and yet finished sixth – there is no reason why we can’t challenge for seventh place, provided we make the correct acquisitions.
If we can capture some of the top targets, such as Ekitike and Botman, as well as a quality goalkeeper, we will be on our way to forming the backbone of a very strong team that will hopefully improve on last year’s achievements under Eddie Howe.