Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has named Newcastle as the very club to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title in the long run.
The Magpies proved doubters wrong this season by picking up a Champions League spot for next season and Jordan reckons they will be Pep Guardiola’s side’s long-term challengers.
“They are going to, I suspect, become a force and part of my thinking is that out of the chasing pack of the clubs looking to unseat Man City, it may well be Newcastle,” Jordan told talkSPORT.
“Not next year, I think they’ve still got a way to go, but I still think they are on their journey, and they are well on their journey,” he added.
He noted that the club has laid really good foundations with everything they have done so far.
Newcastle will be playing in the Champions League next season after about 22 years and Jordan believes that Eddie Howe’s side will have zero respect and fear about playing in European football.
Speaking further the former club chief said that he expects the Magpies to spend between £150 million and £250 million in bringing in new players this summer.