The Chronicle is reporting today that this could be one of Newcastle’s busiest ever transfer windows ever as manager Rafa Benitez along with Lee Charnley will have to move out many players to reduce the wage bill for new players arriving.
There are a number of players Newcastle will have to move out and the report is that Rafa and Lee are working together on a transfer plan in and out which will keep the wage bill reasonable at Newcastle.
It was reported last week that our wage bill in the Championship was a whopping 112M and maybe they will try to peg it at about that amount this summer.
Players who can leave the club this summer include the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Dwight Gayle, Matz Sels, Jack Colback, Henri Saivet and Adam Armstrong.
Chancel Mbemba – one player who will leave this summer
The significant fees would come from selling Mitrovic, Mbemba, and Gayle.
Newcastle brought in both Mitrovic and Mbemba three years ago from Anderlecht before our relegation season.
If Fulham are promoted on Saturday manager Slavisa Jokanovic has said he is interested in buying both Mitrovic and Gayle from Newcastle.
The Fulham – Aston Villa playoff final is on Saturday before the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Two games we expect Rafa Benitez to be watching.
Apparently, Newcastle are looking at players coming in who have wages around £100K/week which is one reason we have to have a massive clearout at the club.