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Newcastle transfer news: Mehrdad Ghodoussi hints at relegation spending if necessary

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Newcastle United are prepared to spend again should they suffer relegation at the end of this season. 

What’s the latest Newcastle United transfer news?

The first transfer window of the PIF era saw the club spend around £90m in a desperate bid to beat the drop.

Largely, that looks to have worked – for now at least – with Eddie Howe’s side finally moving out of the relegation zone after an unbeaten six-game run. Indeed, the likes of Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn and Matt Targett have all made promising impacts, while we are yet to truly see what Chris Wood and Bruno Guimaraes can offer.

The battle is not over, however. With Burnley in good form themselves, things are very tight at the bottom of the division and Howe himself has predicted the relegation scrap will go down to the wire.

Relegation, of course, is a worrying thought. Such is the ambition of the new owners, there have been suggestions of a major summer recruitment drive should the team stay in the division and the idea of dropping down into the Championship would clearly delay that.

There would also surely be concerns as to the futures of some of the club’s key players already, as well as the obvious financial problems.

What has been said about the prospect of relegation?

Speaking to The Athletic, chairman Mehrdad Ghodoussi did appear to commit to investing in the club even if they did fall out of the top tier.

“If you go down you’ve got financial issues,” he said.

“Now, we’re in a position where if we did go down we’ve got the ability to invest and bring it back up. We can do that. But do we want that? Of course not. Nobody does. We want to stay up. That’s been our priority.”

What has been said about Newcastle’s summer plans if they stay up?

Earlier this month, journalist Dean Jones offered some exciting insight as to the kind of summer Newcastle fans could expect should the team remain in the division.

“I think, pretty much, we’ve seen the B-list of targets in January,” he said on the Touchline Talk Podcast.

“Now lets see what the A-list has got because, from what I’m told, it’s going to be pretty special, some of the names that we’re going to be linking Newcastle with in the summer if they stay up.”

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