Why Newcastle Need To Sell This Top Player This Summer

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 at chelsea

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.

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4 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 7, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Never mind two or three, we could have four Central Defenders on the pitch at St. Marys. In all seriousness, if Rafa is not going to play a natural left footer at LB then rather than a midfielder, use a defender. When we have played well it has usually been with either Mbabu or Dummett as a full back. Unfortunately on the other side Janmaat seems to be losing his head and his lack of defensive ability is being shown up, IMO the phrase “Hollywood passes” from Rafa was probably more directed at the RB as much as anyone else. When a defender losses the ball then the team are desperately pulled out of shape, so whatever the starting line up the defensive line including DM(s) needs to be solid, organised and certain.

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 7, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #2

    St Marys – the new hell and only one man can save us:


    “There is only one Alan Pardew!”


  • martoon

    Apr 7, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    If Colo is fit maybe we could play Mbemba at LB – Against Norwich they targeted the LB position knowing it was a weakness. I can’t help but feel Southampton will do the same thing so we need a good defender to play there.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 7, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Such a pity to see this good player leave. We are a shambles and Ashley is all too blame. If he knew nothing about football he should have surrounded himself with people with great football knowledge of the modern game. Ashley is a fool in giving so much trust to idiots like Kinnear, Pardew, Carr etc. If he had done so we would probably be in the top half of the table looking up not down.

    Such a sorry state the club is in and we will be lucky to ever come back to the Premier League if/when we drop.


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