Newcastle are ready to travel to Saudi Arabia in the middle of the season, while the Premier League is preparing to survive


Newcastle United’s Eddie Howe is set to travel to Saudi Arabia later this month in a bid to bring the team closer as he desperately tries to avoid relegation.

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Simon Bird and Chris Wood at Newcastle United

Newcastle United will travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time since the club bought a state investment fund later this month.

The magpies are said to have traveled to the Middle East after the trip Leeds United January 22nd.

The trip is designed to allow players to enjoy a training camp in warm weather, while giving the club the opportunity to participate in some media duties in order to raise its reputation in Saudi Arabia.

However, the mid-season getaway is likely to spark excitement among fans for a number of different reasons.

The first stems from a controversy that has hampered the takeover when it was first completed October last year, when there was a big debate about whether the current human rights situation in Saudi Arabia should prevent the agreement from happening at all.

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The Newcastle United footballers will fly to Saudi Arabia later this month

governor PIF in Newcastle President Yasir Al-Rumayyan is expected to meet with the players, but it remains unclear whether President Mohammed bin Salman will do the same.

He will probably raise his eyebrows if Bin Salman is present at any time during the trip, as Newcastle had to argue with Premier League in the long run that he will not be associated with the club in any way due to the takeover.

PIF now owns an 80 per cent stake in St James ’Park and has already helped fund two transfers in the January period.

The first came in the form of former Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier, who cost the club around £ 12 million earlier this month.

He has since been joined by a former colleague Burnley talent in striker Chris Wood, who cost Srake £ 28 million after activating a clause to release the former Turf Moor mascot.

The arrival of both means Newcastle’s spending on the winter window at £ 37 million in just under a fortnight, and further investment is expected.

Chris Wood is Newcastle United’s second signing in the January transfer window


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After visiting Elland Road, Newcastle will no longer be in action until February 8, giving them plenty of time to travel to Saudi Arabia, as reported Daily mail.

It has not yet been confirmed whether high-ranking club officials will also set off, as it is expected to take place in the last week of the transfer window, when more deals could be on the agenda.

Howe’s team is currently ranked 19th with a single win of the entire season.

The Magpies scored 11 points in 19 games and are two points behind 17th place. Watford, although Newcastle have played at least one game more than many of their relegation rivals.

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