Newcastle United handed Premier League financial boost as 'historic' move announced

Newcastle United visit Australia post Premier League season. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)Newcastle United visit Australia post Premier League season. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Newcastle United visit Australia post Premier League season. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur will visit Australia in May.

Newcastle United will travel to Australia following the conclusion of the Premier League campaign in May to face Tottenham Hotspur and the A-League All Stars.

The Magpies visit Brentford on the final day of the league season on Sunday, May 19 before immediately flying to Melbourne. First up is Ange Postecoglou's Tottenham on Wednesday, May 22 (kick-off 7:45pm AEST)- at the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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And in what has been described as an "historic double-header", United face the A-League All Stars at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne's docks on Friday, May 24 at 5:15pm local time before Arsenal Women take to the same pitch to take on A-League All Stars Women three hours later.

Newcastle United visit Australia post Premier League season. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)Newcastle United visit Australia post Premier League season. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Newcastle United visit Australia post Premier League season. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) | Getty Images

"This is a great opportunity to showcase Newcastle United at two iconic venues in an iconic city as the club continues to grow globally," said Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe.

"We are privileged to have so many incredible supporters around the world, and it's a chance to be able to play in front of many in Australia who wouldn't ordinarily get the chance to see the team. 

"We look forward to engaging with our supporters in Melbourne and giving them the opportunity to feel closer to the club."

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The matches form part of Melbourne's ‘Global Football Week', which was announced during a special event featuring current Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach and former Socceroo, Mile Jedinak, as well as Spurs' Chief Football Officer, fellow Australian Scott Munn.

Geoff Jones, Group CEO of event organisers TEG said: "What a huge moment in sport today with the announcement of the Global Football Week Melbourne, where we will see Tottenham Hotspur taking on Newcastle United at the MCG and a double header at Marvel seeing Arsenal Women taking on A League All Stars Women, along with A League All Stars Men vs Newcastle United.

"These games will bring a week of international football games and events to the fans here in Australia. It’s something no sports fan would want to miss!"

The visit Down Under will help boost the Magpies' commercial revenues as they comply with the Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules. The more money coming into the club permits higher spending in the transfer market.

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