Loss of £73.4m…Newcastle in danger of releasing star players, including Bruno Guimarães of Liverpool interest

Loss of £73.4m...Newcastle in danger of releasing star players, including Bruno Guimarães of Liverpool interest Transfers

Newcastle was bought out in 2021 with the backing of Saudi Arabia’s vast financial resources. Since then, the club has aggressively strengthened its squad in each position, and last summer acquired Swedish international Alexander Isak, then of Real Sociedad, for a club-record fee of 60 million pounds, making him the most expensive transfer in the club’s history.

Last season, the club made great strides, finishing third in the Premier League, thanks to the right reinforcements. However, they have not been able to achieve the desired results in the domestic league either, finishing last in the Champions League despite being in the “group of death”.

The possibility of Newcastle releasing their main players is now being speculated. According to a report by Sky Sports, the club has announced its latest financial results, showing a loss of 73.4 million pounds.

While the loss in a single year itself is not a problem, it appears that the club may have violated the “Premier League Profit and Sustainability Regulations (PSR),” which state that the club must not exceed a threshold of £105 million in total losses over the past three seasons.

For violating the PSR, Everton was stripped of 10 points this season. Newcastle is required to control the balance of payments, and when asked about the possible sale of star players such as Alexander Isak, Sven Botman, and Bruno Guimarães, Newcastle CEO Darren Eales did not rule it out.

“On any player, at any time, it depends on circumstances. It’s difficult to hypothesis but, if we’re offered £1bn for one of those players, then no-one could argue against that making sense.”

“Any decision we make will always be against the backdrop of the medium to long-term benefit for the club. It’s difficult to say specifically on certain players, but I can say that, if we’re going to get to where we want to get to, at times it is necessary to trade your players.”

“Whether that is because of the contract length of the player in question, the offer is too good to refuse, you need to reload in certain areas, but all of this could make sense to trade that player. It is counter-intuitive and part of the inherent system of PSR that there is an incentive to trade your players if you want to re-invest, by the nature of the boundaries.”

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Among the names mentioned, Liverpool is said to be interested in Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimarães. He is a thin-handed defensive midfielder and is 26 years old and at the peak of his career. England has also shown its ability and has the required passion.

Joining Liverpool would be a huge boost, but a huge transfer fee should be demanded, and it is unlikely that they will be able to match it. The odds may increase depending on what Newcastle does, but who knows.