A ‘big earner’ at the club has packed his bags and is moving down to Cheshire ahead of a likely summer transfer away from St James’ Park, according to Football Insider.
This comes from their latest ‘exclusive’, which claims that the player in question is one of our highest earners.
The report also states that the player will commute to our training ground from the North-West should the current season resume, with a move away from Newcastle now looking likely.
Here’s a snippet from Wayne Veysey’s latest piece for Football Insider:
A Newcastle United big earner is moving to Cheshire in a clear hint his future at the club is in major doubt, Football Insider can reveal.
The senior figure has bought a sizeable property in a leafy village near Knutsford, a popular area for footballers who play for the Manchester clubs especially.
A Newcastle source has told Football Insider that the individual intends to make the Cheshire house his main home and has been putting the finishing touches to the move.
He is said to be one of the best paid men at the Premier League club.
For the remainder of this season, the figure is likely to commute to the Newcastle training ground if and when football resumes after the UK lockdown.
It remains to be seen whether he will be at St James’ Park next season, and comes amid a backdrop of takeover speculation that is likely to considerably change the picture at the club.
As the article is vague in content and doesn’t give any details about who the player is, it should probably be taken with a pinch of salt.
They wouldn’t be breaking any libel laws if they reported who the player was, even a slip of the word ‘allegedly’ would bail them out there, which leads me to wonder whether Football Insider are just looking for easy clicks here during a time where any ‘news’ is few and far between for obvious reasons.
That said, a quick game of devil’s advocate makes you ponder who the player could even be.
Isaac Hayden is said to be ‘unsettled’ if you believe Lee Ryder. Is he looking to move closer to his family further down South?
Jonjo Shelvey has just signed a new deal which all but rules him out, so the only other educated guesses I could make would be someone like Fabian Schar or Dwight Gayle, with both likely to be considering their options after limited game time this season.