Several reports have suggested Newcastle will announce a profit this week, which will lead to many suggesting they could spend more money.
The plain and simple reason is that they don’t need to. They don’t need to for a number of reasons but the recent history of the side has been quite positive so the changes are going to be subtle as opposed to drastic.
Alan Pardew is one of the main reasons the club doesn’t need to start spending a lot of money because of the recent signings he’s made as the manager. He’s convinced some top class players to come into the side, which has led to fun being made out of the club due to the number of French players they have.
There’s nothing wrong with that at all because it proves the club’s scouting network is as efficient as it ever has been and Newcastle have eyes in several countries around the world where value is still possible.
This scouting network has to be expanded and maintained if Newcastle are to keep bringing in the quality of players they have in recent times, who have not forced the club to spend tens of millions of pounds to force through transfers.
Pardew will have to make changes this summer, especially if Fabricio Coloccini makes good on the reports suggesting he is destined to go back to Argentina after creating a life in the North East of England.
Other than him, a centre forward and maybe one or two other positions, there doesn’t seem much need for Newcastle to start throwing their cash around big time because they have a solid squad.
There could be one or two exits this summer, which seem like the only reason Newcastle would have to go out and possibly break with their normal transfer policy of spending little but getting big quality.
The other reason they don’t really need to worry about spending big is because when the club has needed a player, they have identified that player early and that again goes back to the scouting network.
Whether you agree with Mike Ashley’s decision to start going along on scouting missions or not, it’s proof that he believes in the current methods the club is using to find new players.
In short, if Pardew wants a player, he will be backed with a realistic pot of cash to go and get that player. The club doesn’t need to risk its immediate financial future and security by spending over the odds on players who aren’t even good enough to train with Newcastle.
Newcastle fans, are you happy with the amount of cash your club is spending?
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