If Newcastle get relegated as expected next month then we will be short of money for next season when our revenues will be reduced by about £100M compared to what we would get if we stayed in the Premier League.
And given this team will need to be strengthened in order to have any chance to come straight back up next season we need some money to buy some new players so it will be important to maximize the fees we can get from some of our stars – and the biggest star we have is Gini Wijnaldum.
We paid just less than £15M for Gini last season so we should try to get more than that for him this summer, which should provide some funds to bring in new players over the summer.
Gini Wijnaldum – will leave this summer
Gini will want to leave if we are relegated and it seems that some Italian clubs are interested in him this summer, with Football Italia reporting that Juventus, Inter-Milan and Roma are all keen on the midfielder.
But Gini may want to stay in the Premier League with Tottenham also said to be interested in the player.
If we looked into our crystal ball we think Gini will stay in England and join one of the clubs who will be playing in the Champions League next season with Spurs being his most likely destination.
We need to get as much money as possible from Gini and also other stars like Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat who will also be rushing for the door if we take the drop.
And then Newcastle need to spend that money on some back-four players which we should have done last summer and in January because our defense is simply appalling and we have conceded 58 goals in just 31 Premier League games this season.
It´s not like we didn´t know our defense was hopeless last summer.
While Wijnaldum was very good for us in the first half of the season and he´s scored 9 goals for us he has been disappointing this year and been missing in action too many times.
That´s especially true in away games and we couldn´t even find where he was on Saturday at Carrow Road.
Newcastle will need a clear-out this summer, but if we don´t get the right people in to run the club – including a good experienced manager, we could be down in the wilderness for a number of seasons, the club is in such a complete mess right now.