It’s true that every player has their price at Newcastle under owner Mike Ashley.
Mike Ashley – every player has a price – but it’s getting higher
But now the club are in such a good financial shape, and that’s only going to get better, the price of most of our players will have significantly increased.
So if a top club did come in for somebody like Papiss Cisse or Yohan Cabaye, they’d have to pay big big money for them – and probably more than the players are really worth.
That’s what happened with Andy Carroll, and if we do lose some players this summer, it will only be for some big money.
And while it was hard to believe a short year ago, that money will be re-invested back into the club for players, and for upgrading the training facilities, and to bolster the Youth Academy and for increasing the size of the Scouting staff.
All things that will make Newcastle a better and bigger club.
Alan Pardew talked about the two real issues at Newcastle:
“Regardless of who we may lose, we are looking to bring in two or three players.” “There are two real issues here: Salaries and the chances of success.”
“From a salary point of view, there are clubs we cannot compete with. But take the case of Jose Enrique at the end of last season.”
“He probably looked at Liverpool and thought they were going to have a more successful season than us — but I don’t think that has happened.”
“So if we can keep in and around the right figure salary-wise, players can’t say they won’t come because they want European football — they can get that here.”
“We are no different to other clubs. If Arsenal were to finish fifth, I don’t think Robin Van Persie would sign for them again.”
Newcastle are going in the right direction to get European competition every year, and their growing financial health will allow the club to pay bigger wages in the future.
Newcastle now seem to be in very good shape on multiple fronts, and are fast becoming one of the best run clubs in England, but I still get notes arguing that’s not the case.
As far as the financial health of Newcastle is concerned, it’s an awful lot better than league leaders and potential PL Champions Manchester City, who lost £197M in their last financial year.
Newcastle lost £3.9M – so you see what we mean.