Kieran Maguire has been speaking on the Loaded HQ YouTube channel about where Newcastle United can easily spend a lot of money.
Newcastle are seemingly set to make a big splash in the January transfer market, which they are able to do because of how unwilling Mike Ashley was to spend money during his time as owner, allowing PIF a lot of wriggle-room when it comes to Financial Fair Play regulations.
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While improving the squad on the pitch is the consortium’s main concern at the minute given Newcastle are second-bottom of the league, throwing money at a new training ground, stadium expansion and other infrastructural projects would not be limited by FFP or impact how much money could be spent on players, which would be a great thing for Newcastle fans to hear.
Maguire has revealed how the club’s new owners could spend as much as they want on something such as a new training ground.
“I think there are two good potential things here: first of all, every pound you spend on infrastructure is excluded from FFP. So you can really invest significant amounts of money on the training facilities, also upgrading St. James’ Park.”
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While Maguire doesn’t exactly reveal anything new here, it is worth pointing out that incomings at Newcastle aren’t the only things that can be done to help aid their survival bid.
And not only would the club be allowed to spend as much as they like behind the scenes, they would not be restrained to do business before any deadline, unlike the transfer window.
Amanda Staveley herself has previously spoken about how poor Newcastle’s training ground is and how the new owners will be looking to build a new one in the future, likely if and when their Premier League status has been confirmed.
When you look at the training facilities clubs such as Manchester City and Leicester City have, then that is what the Magpies will be looking to emulate if they’re serious about challenging for honours at the top of the game.