Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Premier League Preview 2023/24: Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Scary stuff. What is going to happen when he starts buying world class players?

After a 4th place finish last season, the club’s highest finish in 20 years, there is newfound optimism at Newcastle. They surprised many by finishing so high up the table with a relatively unknown squad. They have had an influx of money from new club ownership, but most thought they would begin to see the benefits of that in a few years, not straight away. Most of their top performers from last season, Isak, Wilson, Almiron, Guimaraes and Trippier are back for the new season. So far in the transfer window they have added defensive midfielder Sandro Tonali (£54m) from AC Milan and taken advantage of Leicester’s relegation to sign Harvey Barnes (£37m) on the wing. Both look to be young and solid signings to strengthen a couple of weaker areas that Newcastle showed last season. Newcastle fans will be hoping they can repeat the same as last season and finish back-to-back seasons in the top four. Even the most die-hard fans will admit that the title might be a stretch too far for them at this stage, stranger things have happened as seen in Leicester’s 2016 title win. Most will just want to see the club build on last season and get some consistency, which is something Newcastle United haven’t had much of in the last 20 years.

Season Prediction: 5th Place

Average age of arrivals: 23.0                     Total market value of arrivals: €128.10m  Expenditure: €153.20m

Average age of departures: 25.0              Total market value of departures: €52.70m                Income: €44.60m

Transfer record: €-108.60m

Jono Griffith
Jono Griffith
Jono is a sports writer based out of Paraparaumu Beach in the North Island of New Zealand. He loves football, cricket, rugby, rugby league, basketball......you get the idea.

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