Newcastle United will be part of the Premier League’s new ‘Big Seven’ – an update of the current ‘Big Six’ of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City, according to new Blues owner Todd Boehly.
Under new ownership after a Saudi-backed consortium completed a £300million takeover of the club in October 2021, the Magpies have already flexed their financial muscles, which saw them finish 11th last season .Made in the top division.
Newcastle were 19th and had just three points from their first seven games when the takeover was completed – but appointed Eddie Howe as manager a month later and then signed four players for over £90m in January – Kieran Trippier, Bruno Guimaraes, Chris Wood and Dan Burn.
Boehly, who succeeded Roman Abramovich as Chelsea owner at the end of May, saw his new club third in the Premier League last season and he believes Newcastle will offer fresh competition for the 2022/23 season.
“The big six become the big seven with the Saudi deal for Newcastle,” he said in quotes attributed to The Telegraph. “There will be an opportunity for everyone to win.”
Newcastle have spent the last five consecutive seasons in the Premier League after being promoted from the 2016-17 Championship and have finished in the top half once in that time, with a 10th place finish the following season.
Since the Premier League was formed in 1992, their best finishes came in 1995/96 and 1996/67 when they finished runners-up – and they also achieved top-four finishes in 1993/94, 2001/02 and 2002/03.
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is also keen on a move to Newcastle after the Magpies cooled their interest in Man Utd’s Dean Henderson.
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