Newcastle are now a club who periodically will have to sell one of their very best players as a way of funding several new good players, who can help make the Newcastle squad stronger.
Mike Ashley – has put no financial restrictions on Newcastle
And Newcastle did that with the Andy Carroll sale, when we got a massive £35M for the Gateshead lad, who signed for for Liverpool in January of 2011, and then for West Ham last summer for £17M, but he has been out all season injured, and certainly the struggling Hammers could do with him in the side.
And it could be that Yohan Cabaye will be sold this summer, but only if Newcastle can get say £20M for the French International play-maker, who we got for £4.3M from Lille just over two years ago.
Alan Pardew talked in his remarks before the upcoming home game against West Brom tomorrow, and says there are no current financial restrictions on Newcastle:
“At the minute, we’re under no pressure for anyone to leave.” “We have no financial restrictions from Mike, so we’re in good shape.”
“Sometimes you lose a player … look at when we lost Andy Carroll.” “He was 22 years old and playing for England. He was a young player from the city, but we’re done brilliantly with that money.”
“It was a brilliant sale for us. That money’s been used to strengthen the group and bring in quality players.” “We might need to do that again. We might have to do that to get where we want to go. We have to accept that.”
But when you think Newcastle are getting almost sold out gates at every home game this season, and we’ll get anywhere between £60M and £100M from the Premier League next May, which is an average £30M more than clubs were paid last May, Newcastle shouldn’t be hard pressed for money.
So given that, we’d be very surprised if we had any financial restrictions in January or even in the summer for that matter, but that doesn’t say Newcastle will not sell a top player this summer, and use that money to bring in several younger players and further strengthen the squad.
And if Mike Ashley commits to reinvesting the Newcastle profits back into the club – which we hope and expect him to do – then Newcastle’s financial position can only get stronger in the years ahead.
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