Forest boss warns Newcastle must spend £60m if promoted

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies has warned Newcastle they will have to spend heavily should they make an immediate return to the Premier League.

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies has warned Newcastle they will have to spend heavily should they make an immediate return to the Premier League.

Davies, whose side lost 2-0 at St James' Park on Monday evening as the Magpies edged closer to promotion, said: "Newcastle are already sitting here with a budget that exceeds X amount of pounds with a squad depth that carries huge experience. They are more equipped than any other team in this division.

"But they will still need to spend and, as a greedy manager, I think at least £40million for the first window and £20million for the second is what is required."

He added: "This animal is ready-made for it, but of course it will need a new injection of players.

"The club's infrastructure cries out for Premier League football, whereas other clubs that are trying to get there - who deserve wonderful credit by the way - are still working on their infrastructure."

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