Darren Ambrose has backed Newcastle United to make a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane and feels a transfer ‘could be realistic’ given the club’s new financial situation.
The Magpies are now owned by the Saudi-backed Public Investment Fund following a takeover deal worth around £300 million.
The move is expected to bring wholesale changes to Newcastle both on and off the field in the long term, and the board are reportedly making plans to recruit a manager in place of Steve Bruce.
Tottenham man Kane has been touted as a name to potentially move to St James’ Park after the England captain allegedly pushed for an exit in the summer transfer window and the 28-year-old became embroiled in a summer-long transfer saga with Manchester City
Former Crystal Palace man, Ambrose believes Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could be willing to sell Kane to a club like Newcastle, providing the price is right.
Ambrose told talkSPORT: “Say Daniel Levy puts on another ridiculous fee that no-one else is going to pay. And Newcastle say, ‘there is £150 million, we will match that’.
“Who has more chance of winning a trophy? Tottenham or Newcastle now? Everyone is going to say (Newcastle) because they have got a project. They have got ambition. So, that could be realistic.
“It’s not what Tottenham’s ambition is. It’s what Levy wants for the player. Like we saw in the summer, if he got that then he wouldn’t be there now.”
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Newcastle clearly have funds to their name now following the takeover, and they could afford a player like Kane. But Kane is after some silverware in the short-term, which is something that would not be guaranteed at Newcastle, despite their financial strength.
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