Daily Mail reporter Craig Hope has now revealed some important news from Newcastle United about their summer plans.
The Lowdown: Ohio Cup canceled
According to The Daily Mail, the St. James’ Park team was supposed to play in the Ohio Cup as part of a pre-season tournament this summer, but it was canceled by organizers without much explanation. .
They were due to face Wolves, Valencia and Villarreal in the competition, but were fumed by the cancellation at such short notice, and now have to scramble over their pre-season plans.
The latest: touring Austria?
Taking to Twitter late Wednesday night, Hope revealed that a training camp in Austria is now the ‘likeliest’ destination for the North East club this summer:
“Hearing Austria training camp is now the most likely destination for Newcastle this summer.”
The verdict: relief
It will certainly be a relief that the Tynesiders seem to have made new plans for the pre-season, given the bizarre cancellation of the Ohio Cup.
Where will Newcastle finish in the Premier League?
7th – 10th
Austria should still provide them with a comfortable training camp, and they wouldn’t have to travel that far, reducing the risk of jet lag even before the start of the season.
Austrian Bundesliga clubs could also provide them with stern tests in pre-season friendlies, such as RB Salzburg, who finished 18 points clear at the top of the table and brought in world stars like Erling Haaland in recent years.
In other news, find out what a big NUFC transfer update has now emerged here!