Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe forced to sell STAR player - Potentially Bruno Guimaraes

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe could be forced to sell a STAR player in line with FFP rules, with Bruno Guimaraes a contender.

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While most of the Newcastle transfer news centres around incomings, we must anticipate the very real possibility of outgoings. Certainly, there are some players on the fringe of ceasing to exist at St James Park who will be expected to be sold, but how about some first team players?

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Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe forced to sell STAR player - Potentially Bruno Guimaraes

Well, this is something which could definitely happen, according to talkSPORT. Cited by Caught Offside, the outlet claims that "Newcastle now faces being forced to cash in on one of their crown jewels to raise funds for summer signings".

"“Midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, who has a £100million release clause in his contract, defender Sven Botman and striker Alexander Isak are the club’s most sellable assets at St James’ Park and none would be short of suitors not just in the Premier League but among Europe’s elite clubs.

It may be that Newcastle have to follow Aston Villa’s example when they cashed in on Jack Grealish to fund the squad rebuild that has turned Unai Emery’s men into surprise challengers at the top of the table.”"

Alex Crook of talkSPORT

It is interesting that the likes of Bruno Guimaraes, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak have been identified as players which could be sold by Newcastle. However, what I read from this, is that they are merely possibilities which would be sold as a last resort.

There are other players who would still be worth some money that could be moved on in the January transfer market. For example, Callum Wilson is on the verge of being replaced and he could be moved on instead of Alexander Isak.

Either way, to follow the same approach as Aston Villa a few weeks ago won't go down well with fans in the short-term, but it could be a case of no pain, no gain. I don't need to make my thoughts on FFP known but what I will say is that as a small club in comparison, it serves to limit us. But there are ways we could use the rules to our advantage, which makes me look at this report from talkSPORT as credible, albeit I hope the player we sell is none of the three players listed.

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What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news and if given the choice, which first-team player would you sell now to benefit us in the long-run?