Former Newcastle United sensation Demba Ba feels Newcastle can
challenge for the Premier League title if their takeover goes through.
PCP Capital Partners are waiting for their move to be
ratified after paying a non-refundable £17 million deposit to current Newcastle owner
Mike Ashley, with whom they have also exchanged contracts.
There is pressure for the Premier League to reject the deal
amid reports it could be completed within a fortnight.
Ba expects Newcastle to follow the usual post-takeover
pattern of heavy spending, thus catapulting them into title contention.
"If that goes through, I will be very happy because
Newcastle is a club, I love a lot," Ba told Sky Sports News.
"I have spent a very great time there and if this goes
through it’s going to be another top team.
"I'm not going to say top club because Newcastle is
already a top club, but it's going to be another top team, fighting for the
title, fighting for the Champions League, and it’s going to be only great for
the Premier League and for Newcastle also."
"They will challenge. It does not mean they will win
because we have seen for example a team like City, who have been challenging
for a decade now for the Champions League.
"It's not an easy competition and just money does not
give you any guarantee. If money would give you guarantee then for sure City
would have had a couple of (titles), and other clubs also would have had more –
Paris (Saint-Germain) would also have one."
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