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Newcastle should money in on £55k-p/w star who’s price lower than Murphy


Newcastle United have been very lively within the switch market in latest seasons after being given a big sum of cash to put money into the taking part in squad after the takeover by the Saudi Public Funding Fund (PIF) again in 2021.

The funding has allowed the membership to quickly progress beneath boss Eddie Howe, with the membership in a position to recruit some top-quality expertise at St James’ Park.

Gamers akin to Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak have impressed and undoubtedly improved the Magpies’ squad, with their performances final season serving to the membership qualify for the Champions League – an unthinkable achievement given their Eleventh-placed end in 2021/22.

Nonetheless, regardless of the massive funding of over £420m, the membership have struggled massively with squad depth, with the Magpies’ league place taking successful consequently.

The Magpies at the moment sit in tenth place, 16 factors off the highest 4, with the prospect of a second consecutive season of European soccer at St James’ extremely unlikely.

Regardless of the accidents, one participant has remained match however has failed to copy his good kind from final marketing campaign, with the expertise trying properly previous his greatest in latest weeks.

Dan Burn’s stats for Newcastle in 2023/24

Newcastle-born defender Dan Burn was one of many first additions following the PIF takeover, with the 6 foot 6 defender having a direct impression at St James’ Park.

Regardless of his big body, he was primarily utilised as a left-back final season for Howe because the membership completed fourth within the Premier League. He impressed along with his defensive skills, however it seems as if he is been came upon by most opposition.


He is nonetheless produced some spectacular stats through the 2023/24 marketing campaign, regardless of his below-par performances in latest weeks. Burn ranks throughout the high 2% and 5% for aerials gained and clearances respectively, amongst his friends throughout the Premier League.

Nonetheless, his lack of tempo and power down the left-hand facet is an space of concern for Howe when confronted with fast wingers, as demonstrated in opposition to Nottingham Forest’s Anthony Elanga…

With the likes of children Lewis Corridor and Tino Livramento ready for his or her alternative, boss Howe ought to look to utilise the duo extra, with the pair each extra suited to a full-back function than the £55k-per-week defender.

Dan Burn’s market worth in 2024

After becoming a member of the membership for £13m from Brighton and Hove Albion again in January 2022, Burn’s market worth has dropped considerably since, with the 31-year-old now solely price £9m, as per Transfermarkt.

His worth is much decrease than fellow Magpies participant Jacob Murphy, as an illustration, with the 29-year-old valued at £13m regardless of solely that includes 11 occasions in England’s high flight up to now this season.


Given Burn’s latest kind, it is no shock to see his worth take successful consequently, with the defender unlikely to extend his price ticket given his age and up to date shows.

His contract expires in June subsequent 12 months, with the defender, who will likely be 33 when it expires, unlikely to be provided a brand new cope with Howe’s facet trying to give kids Livramento and Corridor extra video games to permit them to progress at St James’.


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The membership ought to look to dump him in the summertime while they will nonetheless obtain a price for him. It won’t see the Magpies recoup wherever close to the £13m they paid for him, however it could forestall them shedding him on a free switch subsequent summer time.

He is at the moment halting the development of a number of kids at St James’, with the membership needing to function in a heartless method to combat for a Champions League spot subsequent season.