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Newcastle United need to wake up to new financial realities

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Newcastle United need to wake up to the new financial realities of the Premier League, argues this article. It's no good hunting around in the bargain basement for players.

The article speculates about whether Mike Ashley is being distracted by his desire to sell or at least seek new investment.   However, it thinks that the most likely explanation is that the club is reverting to its old practice of trying to drive down the price for a player.