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Newcastle’s relegation clause policy could prove to be a massive mistake

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Newcastle United have been quite poor in the Premier League in recent months, and they are very much in the relegation race.

The Magpies are just one point above the drop zone, and it is debatable whether Steve Bruce can guide them to safety this season.

According to a report from the Times, relegation to the Championship would prove to be catastrophic for the Magpies financially.

Apparently, the club recently altered their contract policy, and first-team players do not have relegation clauses in their contract.

This means that Newcastle will have to pay their players full Premier League wages even if they are playing in the second tier next season. Usually, these wages are reduced to fit the income of a Championship club with certain clauses in the contract.

With their revenues drying up because of the pandemic, Newcastle could be in a precarious situation next season.

Apparently, Newcastle chose to omit relegation clauses from contracts to prevent potential signings from being put off.

Their decision could end up costing them dearly next season if they do not beat the drop.

The Magpies have some of their key players sidelined with injuries right now, and Bruce is struggling to get the best out of his current options.

Some Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the club’s relegation policy decision, and here is what they had to say.

Read: Club’s stance on Steve Bruce’s future despite the poor run of form.