Newcastle United under Eddie Howe have been an absolute joy to watch for the most part, however, his team structure could soon be under threat.
Thanks to the Premier League’s strict profitability and sustainability regulations, there could be one or more departures of the club’s top stars.
According to Fichajes, Bruno Guimaraes, Alexander Isak and Sven Botman are three names that could be considered for sale given how much the club could bank from such a move.
The report suggests that the club have accumulated losses of more than €150m, despite having the richest owners in the world in the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The news is unlikely to please the loyal Toon Army who have yet to see the Magpies put a major trophy in the cabinet despite the football they’re playing being the best since the Kevin Keegan era.
From Howe’s point of view, he can’t realistically be expected to build a title-winning squad if the players that have helped him get to this point and then having to be raffled off to save a fire sale at St. James’ Park.
A different solution might be to allow fringe players to depart, but they too have an important place in any squad.
- For now, there’s no immediate worry, but the issue clearly remains a concern.∑