Report: Newcastle ‘ready to pay’ £8m fee ahead of Spurs meeting due to one fear

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Newcastle are prepared to pay the £8 million fee to sack Steve Bruce ahead of their meeting with Tottenham, in fear of starting the club’s fresh chapter under new ownership on a bad note, according to the Daily Mail. 

The Magpies confirmed on Thursday that a takeover worth £305 million, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), was approved by the Premier League, bringing an end to Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership of the club. 

The takeover now makes Newcastle the richest club in the Premier League, as they look to climb back to their once lofty heights. However, the first change could be a managerial one, with current manager Bruce already in the firing line at St James’ Park. 

The Daily Mail claim the club’s hierarchy are ready to pay the £8 million figure required to sack the 60-year-old, and could go through with it before next Sunday’s Premier League fixture against Spurs. 

The report claims Newcastle’s chiefs are concerned that a defeat at home with Bruce in charge could have a potentially negative impact on the club’s new regime. 

However, the club have acknowledged the ‘difficulties’ they could come across in their search for a new face in the dugout, given that the season is already well underway. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

It is just Spurs’ luck that all of this is happening right before the club comes up against Newcastle. But perhaps Tottenham could use it to their advantage, as all of this may end up being a distraction for their opponents overall. 

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