Newcastle and other teams ‘trying to overthrow’ Liverpool and Man City will prevent the Premier League from ‘getting boring’ with Eddie Howe’s Magpies tipped for ‘top eight and a good cup run’ this season


talkSPORT host Ray Parlor outlined Newcastle’s ambitions for the new season and said a new challenger would prevent the Premier League from getting “boring”.

The Magpies continue to grow after becoming the richest football club in the world, with the £305m takeover by the Mohammed bin Salman-backed Saudi Public Investment Fund worth around £320bn. pound sterling.

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Many see Newcastle destined for the top of the table after their takeover

But Howe's superiors have so far proven to be savvy spenders

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But Howe’s superiors have so far proven to be savvy spenders

Despite the substantial backing, Newcastle have so far avoided overspending in the transfer market and have yet to break their signing fee record while attracting a number of new arrivals.

The takeover came in October last year with the club in the midst of a relegation battle and, after appointing Eddie Howe as new manager and a productive January window, safety was assured with an 11th square.

Much like Chelsea and Man City before them, Parlor sees a steady rise in the standings from next season, with a cup run key to success.

The Arsenal legend told talkSPORT Breakfast: “It could be a Man City, three or four years, it took Man City to start getting the right players, to get the right manager, I think Eddie Howe will have an opportunity now.

“I think a cup race is going to be important for Newcastle, I think they need it, imagine them getting to Wembley and winning the FA Cup.

“It would be wonderful for the club, so I’m counting on a top eight finish for Newcastle next season and a good cup run.

Newcastle have not passed the quarter-finals of any cup competition since 2005

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Newcastle have not passed the quarter-finals of any cup competition since 2005


“You want to see teams like when Leicester did it and won the league, you want to see people challenge, it gets boring, Liverpool Manchester City, they’ll be the top two.

“We want to see people trying to knock them down and there might be another Leicester, there might be another Leicester around, who knows.

“Newcastle for me if they can get the top eight and a good cup run and build again and then the top six then all of a sudden you get this team together and then the top four that’s what they will aim.”

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