By Danny Wright

6th Apr, 2017 | 11:12am

'This is worrying' – Newcastle fans react on Twitter after club finances are revealed

By Danny Wright

Newcastle supporters on Twitter are worried about the future of their club after last year’s financial report was published.

Many fans aren’t sure if they will be able to keep Rafa Benitez at St. James’ Park next season if he is unable to splash the cash on new signings.

The club announced on their official website that their debt rose from £80.7million to £127.3million between 2015 and 2016 and profits plummeted after their relegation from the Premier League from £32.5million to £4.6million.

Newcastle spent a lot of money last season trying to secure their place in the top flight with the purchases of Florian Thauvin, Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend.

The club spent a net £70.7million on the signings which failed to stop the Tynesiders from dropping to the Championship.

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The Magpies strengthened further in the summer, despite their relegation and worrying financial state, by signing the likes of Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Ciaran Clark.

Fans took to social media shortly after the statement was released to give their views.

Here is a selection of tweets from the Toon Army:

On the bright side, Newcastle look set to secure an instant return to the top flight after winning a tense match against Burton on Wednesday night.

The Magpies are currently top of the Championship table with six games to go.

In other Newcastle news, Benitez has revealed he had a conversation with the referee after the Burton game.

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