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Newcastle United’s Deloitte Football Money League performances assessed

Newcastle United’s financial performance comes under annual scrutiny with the Deloitte Football Money League.

It has been a momentous year for supporters of Newcastle United as the departure of former owner Mike Ashley has heralded a return of ambition and drive to St James Park.

For the first time since the days of Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson, the St James Park faithful are dreaming of what could lie ahead under new ownership.

They were made to wait for it too!

For over two years, the PIF-led consortium were left frustrated by red tape and legal challenges before the deal was unexpectedly passed by the Premier League in October last year.

Now backed by one of the world’s most wealthy investment funds, and with the leadership of Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben, Newcastle look set for a return to the days when anything seemed possible and European football was a regular fixture on Tyneside.

After being Europe’s highest spenders in January, United will hope to add to the summer signings of Matt Targett, Nick Pope and Sven Botman before the window closes in the early hours of September.

Despite the lucrative takeover, the Magpies are still looking from the outside when it comes to the Deloitte Football Money League, with their £170.1m income leaving them in 28th place in the rankings.

That income is dwarfed by Premier League rivals Leeds United, Everton, Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool - and will show the new owners just how far they have to go behind the scenes.

Newcastle World takes a look at how the Magpies have performed over the last 25 years of the Deloitte Football Money League.

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