West Ham United boss David Moyes is set to make his stance on the controversial Newcastle United takeover clear after criticism from Hammers chief Karren Brady.

Newcastle’s takeover by mega rich Saudi fund PIF was pushed through last week.

The Magpies’s owners are worth a staggering £320 billion, making Newcastle the richest club in the world overnight.

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Amanda Staveley is the face of the Newcastle takeover. Photo by OLI SCARFF AFP via Getty Images

The takeover has dominated the headlines and divided opinion since being confirmed.

And West Ham vice-chairman Brady was not shy in airing her views, questioning the moral dilemma Newcastle face and saying ‘the day will come’ when the takeover will be questioned by the authorities.

Influential Newcastle site The Mag hit back at Brady, essentially saying people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones in reference to the West Ham ownership’s morals.

Given the funds that will be available to them, the Magpies now threaten to leapfrog the likes of West Ham – with owners who are not universally popular with the club’s fans – in the coming years.

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And it will undoubtedly be one of the first questions put to Moyes in his pre-Everton press conference today.

The Scot will be pressed for his views on the takeover and Brady’s comments.

 

It will be interesting to see where Moyes stands on the issue. He will also be asked about the future – and treatment – of close friend Steve Bruce, who could manage his 1,000th game at the weekend.

Newcastle will now clearly provide another obstacle for West Ham to overcome in the future if and when they start splashing the cash.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photo by ALEXEY NIKOLSKY SPUTNIK AFP via Getty Images

There have even been ridiculous suggestions by the likes of Rio Ferdinand that Newcastle could and should move for West Ham stars such as Declan Rice.

Again Moyes will likely be asked if he is concerned Newcastle could blow the Hammers out of the water when it comes to transfers.

And the Scot is likely to highlight that West Ham will be doing things in a different way, building a team in line with his vision of having young, talented, hungry players.

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He will be doing that with the help of new head of recruitment Rob Newman, who has been tasked with identifying players in line with Moyes’s philosophy and the team’s style before they are established names.

That is likely to be the opposite to Newcastle’s approach where the squad could be flooded with expensive mercenaries whose main motivation will be money.

Moyes is expected to sit down with the press this afternoon and it promises to be fascinating viewing.

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