Alan Shearer names Newcastle United player club could sell to fund summer spending

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer
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Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak are Newcastle United's two most valuable assets

Alan Shearer has reluctantly admitted he would offload Alexander Isak before Bruno Guimaraes if Newcastle United are forced to sell.

A hot topic on Tyneside has centred around FFP/PSR regulations, with the Magpies understood to be approaching their financial limit. That trend was mirrored across the rest of the Premier League last month as clubs spent £105million - an 88 per cent reduction on the previous year.

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For context, just 17 permanent deals were completed. Tottenham Hotspur spent the bulk of that money, forking out £26million on Genoa defender Radu Dragusin.

Financial constraints have frustrated Newcastle as their hands were tied despite boasting owners worth an estimated $700billion. Speaking in January, Toon CEO Darren Eales hinted at potential future sales to create “headroom” on the balance sheet.

With Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes having a reported £100million release clause in his new contract, fear has been evoked among fans about Newcastle potentially losing their star asset. Magpies legend Shearer - while placed on the spot - revealed he would sell star striker Isak before the Brazilian.

“Oh come on, you can’t ask questions like that!” Shearer replied when asked on The Rest is Football podcast which player he would rather leave. “They might have to though, depending on the (FFP/PSR) rules, because I think they’re going to be changed.

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“They just don’t work and they’re outdated. Too many (clubs) are complaining that the rules aren’t right. But if they didn’t change I’d imagine Newcastle would have to sell a big player.

"Bruno gets the people, the people get him. That’s why he has such a great relationship with them. They see him, although he’s obviously not, as one of their own. I wouldn’t want to see Bruno sold, he’s a gastric player. A really fantastic player - so it would have to be Isak.”

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