With a lacklustre net-spend of just over £10m this summer, it’s fair to say Mike Ashley has not loosened his pursestrings nearly enough over the past few months, however Sky Sports have revealed that the NUFC owners will donate £20m to the players IF they win the FA Cup this year.
It had been reported recently that the squad had been unhappy with the bonus scheme put forward by the club, however this will offer an added incentive for the players to bring the first piece of silverware to the club since 1955.
Mike Ashley has offered the NUFC players a £20m bonus if they win The FA Cup – the question is, will they take it seriously this season?
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) September 9, 2017
If last month’s Carabo Cup effort was anything to go by, i’m not anticipating Ashley having to part with his millions. Benitez made several changes and second tier side Nottingham Forest emerged victorious with a 3-2 extra-time win.
I would love to give the cup a good go and Ashley has certainly dangled the carrot, but I’m not holding my breath!
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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.