Paul Robinson has claimed that Tottenham are ‘a million miles ahead’ of Newcastle United and feels his former side will not be overly concerned about the Magpies’ new spending power.
Newcastle were recently taken over by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), which brought about a deal worth an estimated £300 million.
The move saw Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign over the club come to an end, which is now expected to bring progression to the club both on and off the pitch.
However, there has been mass criticism regarding the legitimacy and ethics regarding the takeover, with the majority of the top-flight clubs reportedly said to be unhappy with the Premier League’s allowance of the deal.
Reports emerged that Daniel Levy had been leading the pack against Newcastle’s new regime and was hoping of blocking the club from securing a lucrative sponsorship deal.
However, ex-Spurs goalkeeper Robinson believes Levy should not have to worry about Newcastle overtaking his former side any time soon, claiming they are much further down the line than the Magpies right now.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I don’t think Tottenham will be worried about it. At the end of the day, there is not much they can do.
“The amount of money that has come into Newcastle is incredible. It is now a case of how it is used. It is a very interesting one to watch as an outsider looking in. It will not happen overnight though.
“There are a lot of ifs and buts because there is a lot that needs changing at Newcastle, both on and off the pitch.
“From Tottenham’s point of view, they are a million miles ahead at the moment. Both in terms of their playing squad and their revenue model. Tottenham’s squad, stadium and training ground are all far superior.
“Don’t get me wrong though, Newcastle will be there one day.”
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There isn’t much Spurs or Levy can do at this point, considering the Premier League has passed the new owners into Newcastle.
While Spurs are ahead for now, they must do their best to keep progressing and focus on themselves before Newcastle start to build and catch up.
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