Newcastle United tipped to sell two crucial players amid new concerns

Newcastle United were victorious in the Tyne-Wear derby. (Getty Images)Newcastle United were victorious in the Tyne-Wear derby. (Getty Images)
Newcastle United were victorious in the Tyne-Wear derby. (Getty Images)
Newcastle United are being tipped to sell some of their most pricey players amid concerns over Financial Fair Play.

Newcastle United could be forced to sell some of their prized assets, according to a fresh report. The Magpies have struggled to make signings this month, with high spending in the summer leading to the club being all too close to the Financial Fair Play loss limit.

Clubs are only allowed to lose a maximum of £105million over a three-year rolling period, and Newcastle will find it difficult to stay within that limit while spending significantly, especially if they can't raise profits by way of performances on the pitch, namely by qualifying for European competition consistently.

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Miguel Almiron looks set to be offloaded this month in a bid to make space, with interest from Saudi Arabia, but that may not be the end of it. Football Insider are reporting that Newcastle are fearful of a points deduction due to FFP, and they could be forced to sell key players this summer to reduce losses.

The report claims Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak could be at risk of being offloaded, with the former attracting interest from the likes of PSG and others, while Isak would be a hot commodity given his form since arriving at St James' Park. Newcastle signed the frontman for more than £60million from Real Sociedad.

Whether the Magpies actually would sell one or both of those players is another question, with Guimaraes having recently penned a new contract. The Brazilian is said to have a release clause of £100million, and if he was to depart, Newcastle would surely be much closer to meeting their FFP obligations for the next period.

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