Newcastle United told they must learn from rivals Chelsea amid FFP issues

Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi, co-owners of Newcastle United, look on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light on January 06, 2024 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi, co-owners of Newcastle United, look on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light on January 06, 2024 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi, co-owners of Newcastle United, look on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light on January 06, 2024 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United have been set a template to manage Financial Fair Play rules effectively, according to one pundit.

Former Crystal Palace chief Simon Jordan has been discussing Newcastle United's Financial Fair Play situation as the Magpies look to strengthen this month. The Magpies have spent significantly since the arrival of their current owners in 2021, but spending habits have left them in a bind this month.

That's because Newcastle are now believed to be close to their Financial Fair Play limit, with Premier League teams only allowed to lose £105million over three years. Having seen Everton lose 10 points for breaching FFP, the Magpies are not about to risk breaching regulations for the sake of an extra signing or two.

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Though, Chelsea may have laid down a template for Newcastle to follow over the coming years, according to former Palace chief Jordan. “If Newcastle's agenda is to build and compete with the top teams, they’re hardly going to sell their best players,” he told talkSPORT. “They’re going to do what Chelsea have done which is look at assets that potentially are not going to take you to the promised land but do carry some intrinsic value in the football club.

“Like academy players, like Chelsea have done with Mason Mount and Trevoh Chalobah. If they are going to sell [Alexander] Isak, Bruno or Botman it’s because they’ve got a ridiculous offer in the same way Manchester City sold Leroy Sane [to Bayern Munich in 2020 for £44m].”

As for long-term plans to increase revenue, Jordan believes performances on the pitch are the most important factor. He added: "I do not see that Newcastle are going to sell their best players. “The only way they are going to increase their revenue is by performances on the pitch. They’ve got that and an extra £50m near-on out of the Champions League this year. As far as losses are concerned I guarantee you they will have between £50m and £60m of allowable adjustments which will take them underneath the Financial Fair Play [threshold] which looks like they’re already breaching for the last three years.”

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