According to the Daily Mail, some members of Newcastle United’s staff team that Mike Ashley is saving as much money as possible, as the potential takeover rumbles on.
Newcastle are expected to be bought out in the coming weeks, with Saudi-investors keen to take control of the club.
The deal has hit plenty of delays, but Ashley is still anticipating that it will go through.
And Newcastle’s staff apparently feel that Ashley is trying to save as much money as he can in his final few weeks at the club.
Newcastle’s scouting team are still largely on furlough leave, with only three members of the recruitment staff back in work.
Steve Nickson and only two scouts are currently working for Newcastle, ahead of the summer transfer window.
That has, obviously, complicated things for the Magpies – as they attempt to formulate a plan for the summer.
If Newcastle’s takeover does go through, the Tynesiders are expected to have huge funds to spend, and some ambitious targets have already been linked with moves to St. James’ Park.