Mike Ashley must consult next head coach before splashing Newcastle cash

A healthy set of accounts at St James’ Park could see Newcastle heavily involved in the transfer window but it would be folly to enter the fray until Alan Pardew’s successor lays out his vision

Persuading people to pay top dollar for something they do not really want is the mark of a ruthlessly skilled salesman. Newcastle United’s owner, Mike Ashley, has proved an expert in this sphere – most notably when he convinced Liverpool to invest £35m in Andy Carroll and, more recently, when Paris Saint-Germain were tempted into parting with £20m in exchange for Yohan Cabaye.

It quickly became horribly apparent Carroll could not have been more unsuited to his Anfield habitat, while Cabaye struggles to get into PSG’s starting XI. Ashley, meanwhile, surveys sets of Newcastle accounts now reassuringly in the black and ponders his next transfer coup.

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