While there has been heavy speculation around transfer spending, what else will the new Newcastle owners look to improve?
The appointment of a new sporting director is high on the agenda for Amanda Staveley and her fellow directors – and Luis Campos is one of several names under consideration.
Newcastle have trained at Darsley Park since 2003, but Staveley has said the facilities are “really awful” and must be improved, and that St James’ Park “needs a little bit of love.”
“In terms of FFP, the club is in a good position because they haven’t spent much money in recent years, which increased the amount the new owners can spend, because Mike Ashley has been so prudent.
“But what isn’t so attractive is the condition of the club: the stadium certainly needs work done to it and a lick of paint, and the consortium are well aware of that.
“Amanda Staveley described the training ground as ‘awful’ last week, so that’s something she’ll want to either completely start again, or refurbish, but I’d imagine they’d want to rip it up and start again.
“They don’t own the land the training ground is on, so I’d imagine they might build an entirely new training ground elsewhere, similar to what we saw at Leicester, where they built theirs at a local golf course.