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Newcastle’s Announce Fee For Asia Trophy – Rafa Could Have Big Money To Spend In Summer


News today that Newcastle will get a £1M payment for participating in this year’s Premier League Asia Trophy in China.

West Ham, Manchester City, and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be the other PL participants in the tournament.

Newcastle will play only two games – one in one in Nanjing and the other in Shanghai, between July 17 and July 20.

And there will be no training camp in Dublin this summer – there’s just not the time.

It’s a big chance for Newcastle to get their name (brand) known in China which is a vast market for football in the future.

Rafa Benitez – could bring in £50M in outgoing transfers this summer?

Lee Charnley talked about the opportunity last week when he was discussing the club’s financial results for the previous fiscal year.

This is what Lee Charnley has said in the Sunday Sun today:

“It is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a high profile lucrative Premier League tournament which can only help increase the global profile of the club.”

“In terms of how we spend our money moving forward we would envisage spending it on quality rather than quantity – players that can really make the difference and improve the team.”

The revenue last year (July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018) was £178.5M with a profit of £18.6M, and those were very decent results.

Charnley also said he expects Rafa to bring in quality rather than quantity this summer, but news in the local press has been he wants to bring in five players this summer.

It seems Rafa has been offered £100M over the next two years for transfer funds plus anything he can get by selling players during that period.

Maybe Rafa could sell Shelvey (£20M), Hayden (£15M) and Gayle (£15M) this summer?

Combine that with say £50M for the next year, and there’s £100M he could spend before the end of January.

It doesn’t appear that Rafa is satisfied with that and he also wants more control on who he buys if he signs a new deal.

Other clubs are spending a lot more than that during the summer transfer window.

Disagreements with Ashley are also with the age of the players the manager can buy and keep on board with new contracts.

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8 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Apr 21, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    For those of you not fooled by the charlatan Benitezs claim of quality managership – you can add your own Rafa insults to that stew to pepper it up –

    Hard hearted and cold towards his players

    Freezes out everyone he dislikes regardless of their talent

    Tactical dinosaur

    Teeny weeny little handies

    Irrefutable criticism by Stephen Gerrard in his bio

    Expects too much control of transfers

    Has bought many unsuccessful players.

    Far too defensive and should go gung-ho more often

    Has not kept up to date and has been overtaken by young foreign managers

    You might have your own favourites of course.. . 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 21, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Charnley. A guy who should never be entrusted with responsibility. The last time he was he got at the superglue and ended up in A&E with his finger stuck in his nose.

    “It is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a high profile lucrative Premier League tournament which can only help increase the global profile of the club.”

    OR – “We’re finally getting to mike’s dream of getting his brand into Asia properly and we’ve used the club to do it”

    AND THEN…

    “In terms of how we spend our money moving forward we would envisage spending it on quality rather than quantity – players that can really make the difference and improve the team.”

    OR

    “We’ve tried the quantity buying thing and after 12 years we’ve come to the conclusion it appears it doesn’t work that well..”

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  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #3

    I do think Almiron was kicked out of the game.
    Same thing happened to Kennedy a few times.
    Take it in turns to kick him.
    1st half one of their players was absolutely looking to clatter him.

    Would not happen to Rashford. There would be an uproar.
    While back someone said we were all being unreasonable and paranoid.
    Well, the facts stack up. The games since a player was sent off against us, the Pickford incident, it goes on and on.

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  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m not too concerned with Ashley getting SD advertising in Asia because it will increase our profile in a huge market, even after Ashley goes. Everybody wins. He’ll always use the club to his advantage, it’s nothing new, it’s what he does. Is that not why he bought us after all?
    Rafa is getting his way with the academy. He won’t give credit for it yet, he’s playing poker.. Chumlee says the Rondon deal is doable, but it’s up to West Brom. Rafa might be using the threat of selling Gayle to Fulham as leverage to force West Brom into a deal. Again, it’s poker. He knows what he’s doing, he’s played this game before. It’s far too early to be doom n gloom. He wants to stay. The fans want him to stay. Ashley wants him to stay and told Chumlee to get it done but he’s useless really.
    Rafa wants it his way, but he’s also a realist and he’ll probably take the training facility upgrade over a set time.

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  • Geordie-john

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #5

    To all of the doubters that have slated Ayoze Perez , saying he wasn’t good enough or not a premiership player etc etc.
    HOW WRONG YOU’S ARE !
    He was outstanding yesterday and deserved the 10 rating and man of the match. Well done Kidda.

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  • Geordie-john

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #6

    posada comment 3

    I totally agree with everything you said in the above comment.
    For some reason we always get the shitty end of the stick from officials. I think the officials should be pulled up for their mistakes and wrong decisions. Almiron’s treatment yesterday was a disgrace especially the blatant fowl against him. Straight Red ! No doubt !

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  • ashleysmate

    Apr 21, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Swemag#1
    On previous Post,
    Thats a little unfair… Hindsight and all that… I wonder what the Stoke fans think of us taking Joselu off their hands???

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 22, 2019 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Honestly I’m starting to hate coming on here, most of what half of ye talk about is negative even when ye don’t even know the actual truths. Everyone’s always giving out complaining with wild conspiracy theorys. Give it a rest!!

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