By Dr Dan Plumley

20th Nov, 2022 | 5:20pm

Finance expert: Newcastle United have defied 'big six' in unexpected move after radical development

Newcastle United have defied the ‘Big Six’ in after the Premier League agreed to a new deal for football in a “surprise” move.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the other 14 top-flight clubs agreed a radical overhaul of the game’s finances.

The Telegraph reported earlier this month (8 November) that the new system will see an increase in solidarity payments to the pyramid.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and the two Manchester clubs were all against the sliding scale of how much they would contribute as money gained from European competitions will be taken into account.

“This is the narrative in the background of the ‘Big Six’ becoming the ‘Big Seven’ with Newcastle,” Plumley told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“We’ve seen Newcastle side with the big six on some things and not on others. That comes down to the position of the club at the minute.

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“A lot of clubs vote in self-interest, let’s be honest. That’s where you are at with it.

“If Newcastle qualify for the Europa League or maybe even the Champions League this season then you might see some of that narrative shift.

“At the minute, they are a club that does not receive that revenue.

“So maybe it’s a bit of a surprise in that regard. They seem to be in one camp at one point and then in the other camp at another time.

“It’s an interesting one with the split in voting. At the minute, it’s a 14-club majority and Newcastle could be the one that shifts the dial either way.”

In other news, Newcastle United have been told to U-turn on Miguel Almiron after a source reveals a “£60million” deal.