NEWCASTLE plan to visit Saudi Arabia during the domestic break for the World Cup finals.
Eddie Howe and Co have already made one trip to their owners’ country and are now looking into an extended stay — with games thrown in.
Many Premier League clubs are plotting how to spend their spare time when the World Cup finals are on in Qatar this winter.
Some outfits have plans to visit far-flung places — and may even play in friendly competitions.
But Newcastle only have one destination in mind and that is their Saudi owners’ home country.
The Magpies travelled to the Arab state in January shortly after their £305million takeover.
Manager Howe claimed that the training camp in Jeddah had been a resounding success with the squad bonding in the desert and meeting with the new owners.
However, there was a sour note as Ciaran Clark was sent off for punching an opponent during a friendly.
Clark was shown a straight red card after lashing out at Al-Ittihad striker Abdo Hamdallah.
Newcastle won 2-1 thanks to goals from Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser.
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The Toon were embroiled in a heated relegation scrap before their new owners arrived.
But it appears like the Tyneside giants have managed to avoid danger after the key signings of Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes, Matt Targett and Dan Burn in the January transfer window.
Newcastle are 14th in the Premier League table with nine points separating them from the relegation zone.