‘Sensible’ Newcastle United don’t want to be like Everton, says Alan Shearer

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Alan Shearer has praised the work done by Newcastle United’s new ownership as they take what he describes as ‘sensible’ business in the transfer market.

United have been fairly quiet on the transfer front this summer, with many having expected them to splash the cash following last year’s takeover by ultra-rich Saudi backers.

However, big money was spent in January to ensure they remained in the Premier League and a slow approach is now being taken in terms of building a squad that can eventually challenge at the top end of the table.

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St James’ Park legend Shearer is impressed by that and speaking on BBC 5Live ahead of their clash with Manchester City, he cited Everton as a club who got it all wrong when coming into money.

“Eddie Howe would have liked more and better players but they're doing it in a sensible and measured way,” said Shearer. “There have been examples of clubs who chased the dream in the past, money spent and wasted like Everton for example.

“Newcastle don't want to do that, they're looking to do it differently, and the fans are happy with the way things have turned out. If they can get one or two more before the window close I'll be confident that they can finish best of the rest.”

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