Will Newcastle United Survive a Relegation Battle in the Premier League?

Will Newcastle United Survive a Relegation Battle in the Premier League?

In October, Newcastle United was acquired by a Saudi-led consortium worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet with all this financial might now available to the club, there is still a chance Newcastle will get relegated to the EFL Championship. “The Toon” currently sit 18th in the Premier League. However, with half a season still to play, Newcastle United fans should be optimistic based on their club hierarchy’s recent footballing decisions.

Under the new leadership, Newcastle has made some fundamental changes starting with the manager, bringing in Eddie Howe, who previously was the head coach of Bournemouth between 2012-2020. Under Howe’s tutelage, Bournemouth achieved three league promotions in seven years, accending from the third tier of English football to the Premier League. This remarkable achievement awarded Howe being named the “League Football Manager of the Decade.” If there is any manager capable enough to fight a relegation battle, it’s Eddie Howe.

Newcastle has also made the marquee signing of Kieran Trippier from La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid this month. Trippier, 31, brings experience and composure to a backline that’s conceded the second-most goals in the Premier League this season. The right-back was a mainstay in a successful Tottenham side during the latter half of the 2010s and recently won the La Liga title this past season, finishing above Real Madrid and Barcelona in the process.

In addition to Trippier, Newcastle has also brought in center-forward Chris Wood from relegation rivals Burnley. Wood has scored ten or more goals the past four Premier League seasons, serving as the focal point of Burnley’s attack. It’s a good piece of business for Newcastle because they’ve brought in a Premier League proven striker while also weakening another club in a similar position to them in the table.

“The Magpies” now appear to be honing in on two additional signings; Jessie Lingard of Manchester United and Bruno Guimaraes of Olympique Lyon. If both signings are successfully completed this month, Newcastle could very well remain in the Premier League next season.

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